Jespersen, Ralph - 1995 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Ralph Jespersen had been a tireless leader in the local and national agricultural community, particularly in the dairy industry. A master of diplomacy and sound judgement, he had often represented the Canadian agricultural industry and served as an advisor abroad. On his Stony Plain dairy farm, Mr. Jespersen dedicated himself early to improved farming practices and new technology. His exemplary operation had long been a showcase for visitors from around the world. As board member and chair of numerous dairy organizations, he initiated policies and programs to focus on marketing and product improvement. A skilled mediator, Mr. Jespersen had worked with and elicited the cooperation of multi-focused farm groups from across Canada. He was an effective, president of both Unifarm and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, instilling in the members a strong unity of purpose. Under Mr. Jespersen's leadership, the Dairy Bureau of Canada saw its scope and influence increase as it adopted his marketing policies. Absolutely committed to his community, he had worked hard to improve life there and in all rural and agricultural areas. Mr. Jespersen was also a highly respected Member of the Legislative Assembly.

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