Benson, William S. - 1967 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Bill Benson was well known to the sheepmen throughout Western Canada. As the Western Manager of Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Ltd., and Secretary-Manager of Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders Ltd., until his retirement in April 1976, Mr. Benson served the sheep industry with distinction. His contribution to more equitable marketing, and in genetic selection and breeding programs had been invaluable to the industry. Mr. Benson had judged sheep shows and fairs for many years, and had been involved in community organizations, and the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. He had served as President of the Agriculture Institute of Canada.

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