Tireless promoter recognized by Saskatchewan Pulse Growers

Jan 18, 2023

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Gordon Bacon was honoured with the Pulse Promoter Award for his efforts to advance the industry.

Bacon has been a champion of positioning pulses as an affordable, nutritious, and healthy food. He has focused on sustainable cropping systems and reducing the ecological footprint of pulse production.

Bacon served as the CEO for Pulse Canada for 24 years, from 1997 to 2021, and was CEO of Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA), for 16 years.

As part of a national and global pulse leadership group, Bacon worked to have the United Nations (UN) declare 2016 as International Year of Pulses and a UN designation of World Pulses Day each year in February.

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