The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame has introduced its slate of inductees for 2021.
The distinguished checklist options Gordon Bacon, Dr. Don Buckingham, Stan Eby, Johanne Ross, and Dr. Phil Williams.
“This year’s inductees have all had a major impact on Canadian agriculture – elevating the profile of Canada’s pulse sector, leading Canada’s beef sector through two major crises, raising agriculture awareness and student literacy in Canadian classrooms, writing the book on Canadian agricultural legal policy and introducing game changing technology to Canada’s cereals sector,” says Hall of Fame president Trish Jordan. “Each are very worthy individuals and we are pleased to have them join hundreds of others who have helped shape Canada’s agricultural reputation.”
The 2021 induction ceremony is scheduled to be held Sunday, November 21, 2021 in Winnipeg. The 2020 inductees can even be acknowledged on the 2021 ceremony as final yr’s occasion was cancelled as a result of pandemic. The 2020 inductees are Jay Bradshaw, James Halford, Dr. Bryan Harvey and Dr. Douglas Hedley.
Inductee biographies (courtesy Canadian Ag Hall of Fame):
Gordon Bacon – Visionary chief for Canada’s pulse sector
Gordon Bacon has pushed transformational change in Canadian agriculture, most notably in Canada’s pulse trade. In 1997, Bacon began as head of the brand new Pulse Canada group, at a time when pulse manufacturing was quickly increasing. He stands aside as a pacesetter seeing the necessity to give attention to sustainability, particularly when accessing meals markets. Underneath his management, Canada turned the world’s largest exporter of pulses. Bacon led the profitable merger of Pulse Canada with Canadian Particular Crops Affiliation, bringing farmers, processors and exporters collectively to strengthen the heartbeat market. He performed an influential function within the United Nations declaration of 2016 as Worldwide 12 months of Pulses and an annual World Pulses Day. Gordon Bacon lives in Winnipeg, MB, and was nominated by Pulse Canada.
Dr. Don Buckingham – Agricultural legislation chief in Canada
Dr. Don Buckingham has earned the moniker of the “father of agricultural law in Canada.” A professor, researcher, advocate and writer, Buckingham’s 30+ yr skilled profession has targeted on constructing a robust authorized construction for the advanced Canadian agri-food system and galvanizing the following era of agricultural attorneys in Canada. A Saskatchewan farm boy, Buckingham taught agricultural legislation at three Canadian universities. Usually working behind the scenes, he recognized and advocated for key coverage and regulatory developments to affect varied features of the trade. Buckingham continued his advocacy for sturdy agricultural coverage as CEO of the Canadian Agri-Meals Coverage Institute from 2017-2020. Dr. Don Buckingham lives in Ottawa, ON and was nominated by Dr. Wilf Keller.
Stan Eby – Trusted farmer and agricultural chief
Stan Eby has devoted his complete profession to bettering the cattle trade throughout Canada. An Ontario beef farmer, Eby efficiently lead the meat trade in Ontario and throughout Canada by traumatic and divisive occasions with a rational method and steadying, calm management. In 2000, as president of the Ontario Cattlemen’s Affiliation, he guided the trade by the Walkerton water disaster. In 2003, on the helm of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Affiliation, he introduced his calm-in-chaos management to the BSE disaster. Eby’s level-headed method in sudden conditions has set an exemplary instance for different agricultural leaders to observe. Stan Eby lives close to Kincardine, ON, and was nominated by Beef Farmers of Ontario and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Affiliation.
Johanne Ross – Passionate advocate for agricultural training
Johanne Ross is an trade change maker, dedicating her profession to bringing agricultural training into school rooms throughout Canada. As govt director of Agriculture within the Classroom Canada, she brings her lifelong management function to work with authorities and trade, guaranteeing college students and educators throughout Canada have entry to related, credible and fascinating data on the various subject of agriculture. She constructed a vibrant nationwide community that teaches agriculture in school rooms from her beginnings as govt director of Agriculture within the Classroom-Manitoba. For greater than 20 years, Ross has been a tireless advocate for agriculture and youth. Johanne Ross lives on her household farm close to Minnedosa, MB, and was nominated by Robynne Anderson, Laurel Hyde and Patti McKenzie.
Dr. Phil Williams – Pioneering cereal chemist
Dr. Phil Williams is an internationally acknowledged pioneer and authority on close to infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) know-how that revolutionized the Canadian cereal trade’s skill to precisely measure and compensate Canadian producers for wheat protein. For practically 40 years, Williams labored for the Canadian Grain Fee, Grain Analysis Laboratory in Winnipeg, MB. His NIRS know-how led to “on-the-spot” testing for CWRS wheat protein at grain terminals – a system utilized in Canada since 1976 and later prolonged to elevators. After retirement, Williams used the know-how to constantly measure liquid hog manure composition throughout pump out that eradicated sampling and enabled mapping of the distribution of manure constituents. Dr. Phil Williams lives in Nanaimo, BC, and was nominated by Dr. Ronald DePauw, SeCan.