Peter Johnson, six others to be inducted into Middlesex County Agricultural Hall of Fame


The Middlesex County Agricultural Hall of Fame is honouring seven people with an induction for 2022.

One of those deserving people is Mr. Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, resident agronomist of RealAgriculture, long-serving extension advocate, and host of Wheat Pete’s Word, now in its eighth year.

For 2022, Johnson’s fellow inductees include: Craig & Moira Connell, Syd & Jeanne Greenberg, Thomas (Cap) Robson, and Donald G. Waters.

Johnson is being recognized for his 30 years of service as provincial cereal specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), which ended with his retirement in 2015. He’s being recognized for his reputation as an innovative thinker, environmental advocate, and researcher, combined with his passion for improving agriculture, asking questions, and life-long learning. If you’ve ever asked what drives him, he’ll tell you it’s all about providing the best information possible to farmers so they can make the best decisions for their operations.

Founded in 2000, the county’s hall of fame recognizes the history and tradition of agriculture in Middlesex County. The primary objective of the Agricultural Hall of Fame is to recognize those who have demonstrated “unselfish achievements within the realm of agriculture and service to the rural community in Middlesex County and beyond.” Here are RealAgriculture, we agree whole-heartedly in this recognition of Wheat Pete.

The induction ceremony will be held at the Coldstream Community Centre on Sunday August 7th, 2022 at 1:00pm. For tickets or further information, contact Hugh Fletcher at (519) 666-1572. The portraits of these individuals will be displayed with the Middlesex Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductees in the lobby of the Western Fair Agriplex.

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