Seed company names new varieties for soldiers

FP Genetics Inc. and The Royal Canadian Legion recently announced a new collaboration that will honour veterans and highlight the sacrifices they have made in service of community and country. 

As part of this collaboration, The Legion’s Saskatchewan Command will accept and review applications from military and RCMP veterans and their families, and make recommendations to FP Genetics for variety names. As part of the submission, applicants will submit biographies and the stories they wish FP Genetics and Saskatchewan Command to share with the community. 

The first veteran chosen in this collaboration, is Harold Hague. The official variety name is AB Hague, which is a new high yielding feed barley bred by Dr. Pat Juskiw and team at the Field Crop Development Centre, Olds College.

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