Strom, Harry - 1985 Hall of Fame Inductee

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As Minister of Agriculture and Premier of Alberta, Harry Strom made significant advances in Alberta's agricultural industry. He had a 54-year-history of activity in Alberta's farm community. During his six years as Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Strom was responsible for passing the Soil Conservation Act, the Crop Insurance Act and establishing the Alberta Agricultural Research Trust. He was responsible for reorganizing the Department of Agriculture which resulted in its more efficient operation. He was a key figure in several water conservation and land management organizations when irrigation was becoming an important issue in Alberta. It was largely due to Mr. Strom's efforts that the federal-provincial irrigation agreement was signed in 1973.

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