Harrold, Gordon - 1978 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Advisor to governments, business executive, responsible citizen, family man, Gordon Harrold represented some of the best qualities to be found in one person associated with the Alberta agriculture scene. As an executive of the Alberta Wheat Pool from 1943 to 1977, Mr. Harrold advanced the cause of Alberta agriculture for more than three decades. His leadership led the Alberta Wheat Pool in new directions, from being a simple marketing agent to a diversified enterprise. At the same time he advanced all Canadian agriculture by sharing his talents with numerous committees and commissions, from advising on international wheat agreements to leading an important rapeseed tour to Japan in the mid-60's to representing all producer interests to such bodies as the Canada Grains Council and the Canadian Wheat Board. Champion of several humanitarian causes, a man with strong religious convictions, Mr. Harrold also had a genuine regard for young people. He chose to present a personal message to participants in the Farm Young Couples Week at Banff in December 1977. He died while performing that task.

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