Van De Walle, Walter - 1985 Hall of Fame Inductee

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A well-known figure in Alberta's agricultural industry, Walter Van De Walle is successful in farming and agribusiness. He initiated a program urging farmers to use more selective weed control chemicals. In the 1960s he established the Legal Surface Rights Association, a forerunner of groups lobbying for improved surface rights legislation in Alberta. One of the first to recognize the merit of canola production, he promoted canola products in Canada and abroad and organized regular canola industry meetings. He was a key figure in the formation of a successful alfalfa dehydrating plant in the Legal area. As a member of the Alberta Agriculture Research Council he has worked towards the transfer of technology to Alberta farms.

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