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Canadian Ag Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Announced

By Amanda Brodhagen,

Three new people will be inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame – the late Walt Browarny, Charles Froebe and Lorne Hepworth.

“Canadian agriculture thrives on a diverse group of individuals constantly pushing boundaries to drive our industry further,” President Judy Shaw, Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association said in a release.

2014 inductees:

Walter Browarny

• Best known for his photography of Canadian beef cattle breeds
• He has created  more than 2 million images
• Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta
• Nominated by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council

Charles Froebe

• Pivotal with the creation of Canada’s national farmer association (Canadian Canola Growers Association)
• A farmer (Charles and his brother were some of the first farmers to grow Canola in Canada)
• Serves as the first general manager of the Canadian Canola Growers Association
• Lives in Carman, Manitoba
• Nominated by the Canadian Canola Growers Association

Lorne Hepworth

• Served as veterinarian in rural Saskatchewan
• Farmed near Assiniboia, Sask.
• Was a political figure in Sask. (1982-1991)
• Champion of plant science and technology
• Served as President of CropLife Canada (2006-2013)
• Lives in London, Ontario
• Nominated by CropLife Canada

Hall of Fame winners are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the agriculture and food industry. Portraits of inductees are on display at the Hall of Fame Gallery located at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario.  A formal ceremony will take place on November 9, 2014 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, where the three new inductees portraits will be unveiled.  

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