Getting to Know Gord Hounjet

Area Business Manager, West Central Saskatchewan

Gord Hounjet, one of our Area Business Managers, has been working in ag ever since he can remember (Seriously. We asked him about his first ag experience, and he said he doesn’t remember; it was too long ago). He obviously has a wealth of knowledge about Canadian ag, but we wanted to give you the chance to get to know him — the real him — a bit better.

Q: First thing’s first, we gotta ask: what’s your favourite thing about working here?
A: The freedom to operate.

Q: What do you do to wind down after work?
A: I’m not wound up.

Q: Good for you! How’d you get your start in ag?
A: I responded to a job ad in the Star Phoenix

Q: Okay, last ag-focused question. Promise. What do you think is the biggest challenge in Canadian ag today?
A: Consolidation.

Q: Good point. Alright, now for the fun stuff. Tell us about your better half — what does she do besides make you look good?
A: Her name is Shirley – she retired from Sasktel, and is now a grandmother to six grandkids.

Q: Where did you grow up?
A: St. Denis

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: Golfing and fishing

Q: What’s your golf handicap?
A: 14

Q: What are you really good at?
A: Everything.
…except computers.

Q: Who is your favourite sports team?
A: The Chicago Blackhawks

Q: Related question: would you rather watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs or the Super Bowl?
A: Super Bowl.

Q: Nice! What’s your favourite food?
A: Cabbage rolls