From farmers to economists, five members inducted into the Canadian Ag Hall of Fame

The five inductees to the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame for 2018. (Submitted/Canadian Ag Hall of Fame)

Over the weekend, the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame Association (CAHFA) inducted five accomplished agricultural leaders. The event was held on Sunday, November 4th, in conjunction with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair at Toronto, Ont.

The five inductees include: Ted Bilyea, Peter Dhillon, Wilf Keller, Larry Martin, and the Honourable Gerry Ritz. To read more about what each inductee has accomplished, click here.

“Every inductee acknowledged the vital role of teamwork in their careers and accomplishments, and that clearly emphasizes the humble nature of these tremendous individuals,” says Guy Charbonneau, president of the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association.

Charbonneau went on to say Canadians enjoy a “rich and innovative agri-food sector and these five men have all laid game-changing groundwork through their various roles in the agriculture sector.

“Our industry and our reputation are stronger because each of these individuals have dedicated their careers, their innovation and their leadership to Canadian agriculture,” he added.

CAHFA came about in 1960 and to this day honours and celebrates Canadians for outstanding contributions to the agriculture and food industry. To nominate someone for the 2019 awards, you can do so by clicking here to read the requirements.

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