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New president for Soil Conservation Council of Canada

Indian Head, Sask., April 3, 2009:

The Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) has a new president. Ontario farmer Don McCabe assumed the position in late March with the organization, which serves as the face and voice of soil conservation in Canada.

McCabe, a no-till corn, soybean and wheat farmer from Inwood, Ontario, has been on the SCCC board and involved in the SCCC's grassroots Taking Charge teams for several years. He has also studied doctorate-level soil genesis and classification at the University of Guelph in Ontario and presently serves as vice-president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

"Don's interest in soils and farming are backed up by the soil management practices he puts in place on his own farm," says Glen Shaw, SCCC executive director. "Practices which conserve and create healthy, sustainable soil have never been more important given all of the pressures on our soil resource today. We look forward to continuing to bring the soil conservation message to producers and others with Don at the helm."

McCabe replaces outgoing president Eugene Legge, who has stepped down after a five-year term as president of SCCC. "Eugene is a long-time champion of Canadian soil conservation who is recognized nationally for his efforts to promote sustainable soil management practices. We greatly appreciate his work as president for the past five years as well as his service as an SCCC board member for the past 10 years. Eugene will continue to serve on the board of directors as past president."

More information on the Soil Conservation Council of Canada is available on the SCCC Web site at www.soilcc.ca.


For more information, contact:

Glen Shaw, Executive Director
Soil Conservation Council of Canada
Ph: (306) 972-7293 Web: www.soilcc.ca