Hilton, Gordon - 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Gordon Hilton’s place in the history of agriculture in Alberta began in the 1960s. A true pioneer of conservation tillage, Gordon brought one of the first no-till drills to Western Canada in 1980. His dedication and passion to the industry was evident. He worked tirelessly to educate and encourage other farmers to adopt conservation farming methods. Today, direct seeding is practiced by the majority of farmers across Western Canada. From helping educate government to creating industry organizations, and working with industry to modify and improve existing equipment, his legacy will be one where soil degradation and wind erosion have been greatly reduced throughout Alberta and beyond. His sharing of knowledge and ideas both inside and out of Alberta has had and will continue to have a profound impact on soil conservation and farming practices. A true testament to his achievements can be found in being the first farmer ever inducted into the Soil Conservation Council of Canada’s Hall of Fame in 1990.

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This information published to the web on October 3, 2014.