Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame Inductees

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 Inductees to the Hall of Fame | Inductees by Constituency | Nomination information

The story of Alberta is a story of agriculture. Farmers, ranchers and the thousands who work in agriculture-related industries still dominate the life and work of this province. From the first days when Alberta was settled by hardy pioneers, the success of agriculture has rested on the labour and ingenuity of individuals and communities.

Agriculture in Alberta has changed greatly since its early beginnings. Technical innovation, biological development and the unending adoption of new practices typify the industry.

But one thing never changes. Of all the people involved in agriculture, there are a few who, regardless of their agricultural specialty, have gained wide recognition for their successful endeavors.

The Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame was created to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the agriculture and food industry and to the development and sustainability of rural life in Alberta. The men and women named to the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1951 exemplify agricultural leadership and accomplishment.

Up to three individuals are inducted at each awards ceremony. To view the portraits and stories of all the inductees, click the link of any of the Agriculture Hall of Fame inductees found below on this page.


Allen, Hugh W.
Anderson, Carl J.
Anderson, Clarence E.
Anderson, Hubert N.
Armstrong, Ellen
Ausenhus, Calvin Wayne
Babey, Paul
Ballantyne, Dr. Edwin E.
Barker, Mabel
Beattie, Allan Wilson
Bell, N. Frederick
Benson, William S.
Bentley, Fred
Berg, Dr. Roy T.
Bergen, Dr. Peter
Bielish, Hon. Martha Palamarek
Birdsall, John Everett
Braithwaite, Hazel Eva
Brewin, Jack
Briosi, Andrew Arthur
Buckley, Harvey J.
Burton, Dr. Gordon L.
Charnetski, Alexander John
Chisholm, Eion Alistair
Christie, James Panton
Church, George
Church, Dr. Robert B.
Clark, Curtis
Collicutt, Frank H.
Coupland, Molly
Daniels, Arthur Martin
Daugela, George
Droog, Dr. Tom
Dudley, George T.
Edgar, Wilfred J.
Entrup, Helmut P.
Evans, Dr. Ieuan
Fairfield, William H.
Fallwell, Frank
Friesen, Leonard
Gallinger, Claude
Glazier, John
Godel, George
Gorr, Jack Gaylyn
Graham, James Harold
Gray, Norma Jean
Grisdale, Frank S.
Gurba, Joseph B.
Hamilton, Mabel
Hammer, Allan (Hoss)
Haney, Howard Benton
Haney, Leonard
Hargrave, Herbert Thomas (Bert)
Harrold, Gordon
Hayes, Charles P.
Helm, Dr. James Henry
Helmer, Lawrence
Hendrigan, Lou
Hilton, Gordon
Horner, Hugh
Hosford, J.W.
Hunter, George
Jacobs, Frank
Jensen, Irene Leda
Jensen, Lalovee R.
Jespersen, Ralph
Jevne, Jacqueline
Johnston, Joseph H.
Johnston, Louise Vogel
Kapicki, Michael
Kharbanda, Dr. Prem D.
Kaufmann, Martin
Kennelly, Dr. John
Kroeger, Henry
Langelier, Jean
Lea, W. Dobson
Lee, Lloyd Errington
Livingston, Tom C.
Lobay, William (Bill)
MacDonald, Vera G.
Macpherson, Allan
Maddock, Francis W.
Malm, Nelson
Marler, Roy C.
Marliss, Ethel
Matthews, Donald
McKay, J.M. (Mickey)
McKinnon, Charles H.
McLaughlin, J. Harold
Mead, W.H.T. (Bill)
Michael, Hugh H.
Mills, Chris
Mirza, Dr. Mohyuddin
Morkeberg, Daniel J.
Morrison, Dr. Ian
Newcombe, Frederick Horace
Noble, Charles
Page, Richard (Dick) J.
Palmer, Dr. A.E.
Paquette, Gloria
Parlby, Beatrice
Pedersen, Elizabeth H.
Prestage. Robert (Bob)
Price, Stanley Alan
Prudek, V. C. (Lud)
Platt, Arnold W.
Plumer, Benjamin S.
Reed, Tom
Robinson, Dr. Frank
Ross, Winifred
Sauder, Penrose Melvin
Schultz, Edward Carl
Schwenk, Herman
Shimbashi, Edward Jim
Simonet, Robert
Stacey, Clifford
Steinhauer, Ralph G.
Stothart, John Gilmour
Strom, Harry
Taylor, Kathleen Ivy
Thiessen, Jacob Werner
Thomas, Phillip M.
Tomlinson, Henry James
Toogood, Dr. John Alfred
Townsend, Isobel Rose
Van De Walle, Walter
Van Ray, Cornelius (Cor)
Wallace, John Alexander
Ward, Milton H.
Wilson, Arthur M.
Wood, Henry Wise
Young, Henry

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The award ceremony is held every two years. The next Hall of Fame awards ceremony will be held in October 2018. Nominations will open March 1, 2018 with an April 30 deadline for submissions.

For more information, contact:

Colin Gosselin
Senior Project Manager
Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame
Toll-free 310-0000 then dial 780-968-3518

Nomination Information

Who is eligible?
Individuals, who have demonstrated leadership in farm, rural or commodity organizations, or in the food industry, are eligible candidates for the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame. Leadership must have been demonstrated at the provincial, national or international level and benefited Alberta as well as producers in a significant way.

Who can nominate someone to the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame?
The candidate must be nominated by three individuals other than members of the candidate's immediate family. The nomination form must be signed by all three nominators.

Nominators may submit the nomination on behalf of an organization, or independently as an individual.

Immediate families are not eligible to nominate or provide a letter of support for a nomination.

The information of the contact person for the nomination should be provided in case further inquiry is needed.

Nomination forms will be available starting March 1, 2018.


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Who sits on the Selection Panel?
The Selection Panel is appointed by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry and is comprised of a cross section of individuals representing Alberta's agriculture industry.

Send the nomination to:
Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame
Provincial Building
#106, 4709-44 Avenue
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1N4

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This information published to the web on October 17, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on October 1, 2018.