Kevin Hursh is one of the country’s leading agricultural commentators. He is an agrologist, journalist and farmer. Kevin and his wife Marlene run Hursh Consulting & Communications based in Saskatoon. They also own and operate a farm near Cabri in southwest Saskatchewan growing a wide variety of crops.
Kevin writes a weekly column for The Western Producer and serves as executive director for the Canary Seed Development Commission of Saskatchewan and the Inland Terminal Association of Canada (ITAC). He is also a shareholder and board member of X-Steam-inator Agriculture Products. The X-Steam-inator uses high temperature steam for non-selective weed control.
Kevin graduated with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture in 1980. Before beginning his own company with Marlene in 1995, he was employed as Agriculture News Director for the BBS Saskatchewan Television Network (now CTV). This included stations in Saskatoon, Regina, Yorkton and Prince Albert. He has previously served as executive director of the Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission and editor of Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSuccess magazine.
In 2021, Kevin received a Distinguished Agrologist Award from the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists. He is also a frequent recipient of journalism awards from the Canadian Farm Writers Federation, the national organization of Saskatchewan Farm Writers Association. In 2023, Kevin was inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.