Altwasser, Garnet - 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Mr. Garnet Altwasser, became a leader in Canadian agribusiness during his 30-year term as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lakeside Farm Industrees. Seeing the potential of Alberta's climate and agronomy to add value to the province's large ranching base, he co-founded and grew Lakeside Farm Industries into one the largest single-site feeding operations in Canada. With the establishment of a beef packing plant in Brooks, Altwasser also began the process of modernizing and growing Canada's beef processing industry. Altwasser was one of the first commercial adopters of Temple Grandin's cattle handling designs, and was a founding director of the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association. Altwasser is insatiably curious and inquisitive about what works and what succeeds in industry, and he has quietly helped and mentored young people to enter and grow in the industry. Today, Alberta's cattle feeding and beef processing industry is large-sclae and globally competitive, thanks in large part to Altwasser's long-range vision and leadership.

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This information published to the web on November 6, 2018.