Fairfield, William H. - 1974 Hall of Fame Inductee

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When William Fairfield arrived in Lethbridge in 1901 to manage a model irrigation farm, he was the first trained agriculturalist in the area. He became superintendent of the new Lethbridge Experimental Station in 1905, and served until 1945. He sought solutions to problems of rapid agricultural development, helping to introduce trash cover, strip farming and crop rotation. Dr. Fairfield was active in several irrigation and agricultural organizations, and in 1930 was given the honorary degree of L.L.D. by the University of Alberta.

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