News Release - January 15, 2001
SEEKING INPUT ON RURAL REVITALIZATION
Producer groups, rural communities, agri-businesses and individuals are being
asked for their ideas for revitalizing rural Saskatchewan.
The provincial Action Committee on the Rural Economy (ACRE), an industry-
citizen group of rural leaders, wants written submissions by February 28th.
"Our challenge is to generate new solutions for both industry and government
that will address the challenges facing rural communities," Kamsack-area
producer and community leader Audrey Horkoff said. Horkoff co-chairs ACRE with
Agriculture and Food Minster Clay Serby.
"We aren't going to do this alone. We need the ideas and contributions of our
fellow rural residents," Horkoff added.
"Consultations are a key part of ACRE's process to develop a long-term vision
for sustainable rural economic development," Serby said. "We are out talking
with groups and individuals across the province, but we also want to give rural
people the opportunity to present their ideas to the committee through a
The 45-member committee was struck last September. Serby has challenged the
members to work within a two-year time frame. A final report is expected in
the spring of 2002.
Submissions can be mailed to ACRE at Room 301, 3085 Albert Street, Regina, SK
S4S 0B1. Producers are encouraged to visit the ACRE website at
For more information, contact:
Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food
Phone: (306) 787-5168