Morriss, Pakosh and Streichs to be inducted into Manitoba's Ag Hall of Fame

The Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame will officially announce its inductees for 2018 later this week, however, the list of individuals to be recognized by the hall was made public today.

It includes four individuals who have made significant contributions to agriculture in the prairie province, and beyond.

Here are this year’s inductees (background provided by the MB Ag Hall of Fame):

  • John Morriss (Winnipeg): John is being recognized for his significant contributions to agriculture journalism. He has received numerous awards and accolades in publishing and journalism, providing the public at large and farmers alike with better information on farming projects and practices.
  • Peter Pakosh (Winnipeg): Peter is being recognized as co-founder of Versatile Manufacturing Ltd. and is credited with many inventions and equipment innovations, including the modern-day grain auger used by combine harvesters. Although Peter passed away in 1999, he is still known as “one of the top 100 significant contributors to the Mechanization of Agriculture and Construction.”
  • Bill and Fred Streich (Beausejour & Niverville): Throughout their lifetimes, brothers (and farmers) Bill and Fred worked tirelessly to come up with changes and improvements to the way combines operate, including a role in developing the concept of rotary threshing. Now deceased, we look back and applaud the work they both conducted to change the way full-line machinery manufacturers design combines for current markets all over the world.
Peter Pakosh, (third from right) unveiling a new Versatile D118 at a plant expansion ceremony in 1967.

The Hall of Fame will officially announce this year’s inductees at its annual meeting in Portage on Wednesday at 1pm.

The induction ceremony will be held on Monday, June 18 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg.

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