Canola nutritionist honoured

canola award presentation

Dave Hickling is this year’s recipient of the Canola Award of Excellence for his work on canola meal.

Hickling received the award at the first annual CropConnect Conference banquet in Winnipeg Feb. 18 from the Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA).

Hickling recently retired from the Canola Council of Canada where he had worked since 2002.

Hickling began his career as a nutritionist with Cargill in Brandon, Man. He then went on to the Canadian International Grains Institute.

The MCGA presents the Canola Award of Excellence annually to a person or group who has contributed to the sustained growth and prosperity of the canola industry.

Baldur Stefansson, one of the fathers of canola, received the first award, in 2008.

Allan Dawson reports for the Manitoba Co-operator from Miami, Man.

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Allan Dawson

Allan Dawson is a reporter with the Manitoba Co-operator based near Miami, Man. Covering agriculture since 1980, Dawson has spent most of his career with the Co-operator except for several years with Farmers’ Independent Weekly and before that a Morden-Winkler area radio station.



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