Toronto, ON The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame selected three accomplished ambassadors for Canadian agriculture to join its prestigous ranks in 2014. The late Walter Browarny, Charles Froebe and Lorne Hepworth will be formally inducted into the national Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario.
“Canadian agriculture thrives on a diverse group of individuals constantly pushing boundaries to drive our industry further”, says President Judy Shaw, Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association. “This year’s inductees highlight the importance of taking an innovative approach – whether you are a farmer or a photographer – to make a lasting difference to our industry and our nation.”
The late Walter Browarny changed the face of livestock photography with his clean, simple approach to capturing Canada’s beef breeds. His legacy as Canada’s cameraman of livestock lives on in the bank of more than 2 million images he created – setting the standard for his brand of authentic livestock photograhy that naturally features the best attributes of his subjects. Walter was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and was nominated by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council.
Charles Froebe championed the creation of Canada’s national canola farmer association, improving marketing options and cash flow for farmers. A farmer, early adopter and innovator, Charles and his brother were some of the first farmers to grow canola in Canada. He served as the first general manager of the Canadian Canola Growers Association and led important advances to Canada’s canola industry at provincial and national levels. Charles Froebe lives in Carman, Manitoba and was nominated by the Canadian Canola Growers Association.
Lorne Hepworth began his life-long career in Canadian agriculture as a veterinarian in rural Saskatchewan, moving into provincial politics and leaving his biggest legacy to Canada’s plant science industry. A passionate advocate, Lorne championed advances in science and technology to help build a progressive Canadian agriculture and food industry. From CropLife Canada to GrowCanada, Lorne’s prmotion of plant sciences has helped Canada remain internationally competitive. Lorne Hepworth lives in London, Ontario and was nominated by CropLife Canada.
The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association (CAHFA) honours and celebrates Canadians for outstanding contributions to the agriculture and food industry. Portraits are on display in the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Gallery located at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The CAHFA also publicizes the importance of inductee achivements to Canada. The Association was organized in 1960 and is administered by 12 volunteer Board of Directors located across Canda. www.cahfa.com
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