Carol Teichrob

2002

Carol was born in 1939 to J.D. Sproxton and Elizabeth Spenst at Carrot River, Saskatchewan. She was raised and educated in various locations in northeastern Saskatchewan – Tisdale, Nipawin and Hudson Bay – until she came to Saskatoon to finish her high school education at Bedford Road Collegiate.

 

It was while she was attending the University of Saskatchewan that she met and married Dan, who was a transit operator for the City of Saskatoon. Both being farm raised, they didn’t make happy city folks and moved to the farm just south west of Saskatoon in 1967. It was at that location that they established “Moonvale Farms” in 1974 – a turkey growing operation producing 24,000 heavy turkeys annually.

 

In 1975, Carol was elected to the Saskatchewan Turkey Producers Marketing Board as a Director, later to become Chair, until 1981. During this time, she also served as Saskatchewan’s representative on the Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency and served as chair of that Agency. In 1979, Carol and Dan became shareholders of Plains Poultry in Wynyard (the former Crawford’s Foods) and Carol served as president of that company for 5 years. In 1980, Carol and Dan and their family purchased a table-egg production unit (the former Starline Farms) – renamed Amberlea Farm Ltd., which their son Jim still operates.

 

During this time, Carol was appointed as a Director of the Farm Credit Corporation, Director of VIDO and Biostar, Director of Saskatchewan Research Council, Member of the Advisory Council to the College of Agriculture and the Senate of the University of Saskatchewan. Carol was the poultry representative on a Canadian trade mission to China, headed by then – Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan in 1980. She was appointed to the Poultry Industry Task Force by then – Agriculture Minister Mazankowski in the late eighties.

 

She was also elected to the Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture, where she served as a Director and to the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, where she served as a member of the executive. Carol was elected as a Director of the Saskatchewan Egg Producers Marketing Board in 1986 and was chosen as their representative on the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency, where she served until 1991.

 

Always active in community events, Carol served on the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, received the YMCA Woman of the Year Award in 1982 and the Rotary Club Award of Excellence for Commerce and Industry in 1990. Carol was elected to the Council of the Rural Municipality of Corman Park in 1980 and served as Councilor and Reeve until 1990.

 

Carol was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1991, re-elected in 1995, when she served as Minister of Education, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing and Minister responsible for SaskTel, until her retirement in 1999.

 

In 2002, Carol and Dan have retired from the family cow-calf operation. They have three adult children, who have always been active in the family farm activities, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The Teichrob family has also been active in the community and continue to be involved in the Saskatoon Co-op Association, St.Mary’s Credit Union, church and other endeavors as volunteers.