More About Town of Ogema
The Town of Ogema is located in south central Saskatchewan, approximately 115 kilometres south of Saskatchewan's capital city, Regina. Ogema is located midway between Weyburn and Assiniboia on Highway 13, which runs through the southern part of the province. The Red Coat Road and Rail short-line railway runs through Ogema and brings producer cars to the farmer-owned Ogema Elevator Ltd.
The Rural Municipality of Key West, which includes the town of Ogema, is located centrally in the southern part of Saskatchewan on the Missouri Coteau. The coteau is characteristically composed of rolling hills and shallow sloughs known as knob and kettle topography.
The Ogema area is an internal drainage basin. This means that spring melt-water and rainwater drain into low areas within the region, rather than into a river or stream system. Typically, these sloughs mark regional low spots and are fed by a series of interconnected sloughs called kettle chains. In effect, the Ogema area is a basin.
Our system is made up of a variety of soils including Ardill clay loams and Sceptre heavy clays. Generally, the area south of Ogema is Class 4 and 5, suitable for grazing, while the area north of town is 60% Class 3, suitable for annual crop production, with bands of Class 4 and 5 running in a north-to-south direction throughout the municipality.