Lobay, William (Bill) - 1990 Hall of Fame Inductee

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His inspiration, dedication and team approach to enhancing agriculture across the province are among the valuable contributions William (Bill) Lobay had made to agriculture in Alberta. His 30-year career with Alberta Agriculture heads a long list of career accomplishments. His drive and initiative led to many improvements throughout the department, with a constant focus on helping farmers and the agriculture industry through the province. As supervisor of Agricultural Service Boards for the Department of Agriculture, he was instrumental in the passage of the Agricultural Service Board Act of 1945. His untiring efforts led to the establishment of the Province's successful Norway Rat Control Program. Mr. Lobay used modern technology in the development of new, innovative programs for effective weed control in the province. He helped to convince farmers, municipalities and the Provincial Government that weed control was everyone's responsibility.

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