The summer of 1918, saw the Rotary Club of Saskatoon start

A farming operation in order to raise money for club projects

and donations; the fundraiser was inspired by the war efforts

'Greater Production Campaign'.

About 280 acres of loaned land, just south of the city, were

seeded to wheat, together with a tract of potatoes. The use of

tractors and harvesting equipment were donated by farm machinery

companies, including International Harvester, J.A. Case and Massey


The wheat crop was sold for $1,989, however, the potato yield was

disappointing and only realized $146 after deducting expenses of

$941, the net return to the club was $1,194.