District 3 Director
Rick Jensen owns and operates his 1700-acre farm in the south-western community of Webb. His grandfather established the farm in 1909.
Rick worked from 1970 to 1974 in the Process Department at the Consumers Co-operative Refinery Limited in Regina. In 1974 he married Yvonne Ferner from Sedley SK and they moved to the family farm running a mixed operation. Yvonne died in 2014 from cancer. Rick’s boys, Brad, Mark and Kevin, were raised in Webb and are employed outside the farming operation.
Rick became a SWP delegate in 1984 and was elected as a Pool Director from 2004 to 2008. In 1988 he became secretary-manager for The South West Saskatchewan Forage Co-operative Association Limited, a producer organization that works with the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Swift Current to test new methods of improving forage production and relaying that information to cattle producers.
Other community and organizational involvement included first president of the Autumn House Independent Living Facility in Gull Lake, first president of the Swift Current Bingo Association and for 15 years was the Exalted Ruler of the Webb Elks Club. Other pursuits that Rick followed included being a 4-H leader for beef, was an air applicator for 20 years, worked for MNP from Swift Current with the CAIS program, and from 2006 to 2012 was an environmental farm plan advisor for 8 Rural Municipalities.
Rick became an APAS Representative in 2012 and was elected to APAS Board of Directors in 2016. Rick serves on the Livestock, Resolutions, Finance and Governance committees.