Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Former Ag Minister Honoured

By Matthew Villeneuve

Fletcher Stewart Thomas was inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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You will soon notice more information on the website for the Beef Cattle Research Council.

The site was originally set up to communicate the objectives and results of projects funded by the National Check-off and the Beef Cattle Industry Science Clusters.

Now, spokeswoman Andrea Brocklebank says they will open up the site to more beef industry research information.

She notes other organizations that have information of interest to the Canadian beef industry can submit summaries of their projects.

Brocklebank adds they've seen huge producer and industry group interest in the project fact sheets on the website.



A former provincial Minister of Agriculture with ties to Grey County has been inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame in Milton.

A special ceremony was held yesterday for the Honourable Fletcher Stewart Thomas -- who died in 1957.

Thomas -- who was best known as Tommy -- was the Ag Minister in Ontario from 1953 to 1956.  

He worked as an agriculture rep in Grey and Elgin Counties and the Thunder Bay area.

Thomas also founded the Elgin Fruit Growers Co-Op and set up the Record of Performance testing of dairy herds, large soybean fields, corn and livestock.

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