Christie, James Panton - 1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Jim Christie had been a leader in his Trochu community, in farm organizations and related activities all his life. As director and chairman of the Hail and Crop Insurance Corporation for over 15 years, Mr. Christie had made exceptional contributions to the agricultural community. He was also director and later chairman of the Alberta Weather Modification Board from 1972 until it was discontinued in 1986. An innovator, he had readily adopted new technologies and farming practices, and had encouraged others to do the same. He had tirelessly promoted cooperation among governments, research and farm organizations. His efforts secured funding for the Swine Research Center and its continued expansion. As a member of the Alberta Hog Marketing Board, he promoted the interests of hog producers and the industry, and in 1990 received the Pork Industry Leadership Award. Mr. Christie is still active in farming and community activities.

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