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Al Scholz
Executive Director, Saskatchewan Agrivision Corporation Inc., Saskatoon

Al has been active in Saskatchewan’s agriculture and food industry for 30 years as a management consultant, business owner, community leader, author and a popular speaker at conferences, seminars and training sessions. He served as Executive Director to the Saskatchewan Food Processors Association during its early formative years. He lived and worked over nine years in Southeast Asia, India, Central American and the Caribbean, focusing on agriculture, rural renewal and co -operative development.

Al published his first book, "Don’t Turn Out the Lights: Entrepreneurship in Rural Saskatchewan" in the Fall of 2000, which was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2001. His second book in February 2002 was titled "Community Success Stories: Plans Actions and Results." Al is a graduate of the College of Agriculture and College of Education from the University of Saskatchewan, a member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists, the Canadian Consulting Agrologists Association, and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

He served three terms with the Saskatoon & District Chamber of Commerce, served two terms on the Senate of the University of Saskatchewan, served on the Board of Directors of Saskatoon Credit Union and was President of the Saskatchewan Council for International Development. Al is currently the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Agrivision Corporation,

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