Murray McConnell’s father started the family seed business in 1938.
“My father received seed barley in 1938 through his sister Edna McConnell, who was attending the University of Saskatoon to obtain her ag degree,” he says. (Edna eventually became the first female agricultural representative in Canada.) That barley propelled the family into the seed business, which Murray McConnell carried on into the early 2000s.
Somewhere in the middle of all those years, the McConnells were one of the first families to grow a breeder’s seed plot of canola. Read the whole story on canoladigest.ca.