Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame chooses six inductees for 2019

Six exceptional Canadians have been selected to join the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame as 2019 inductees in recognition for their lifelong contributions to the agricultural sector. JoAnne Buth, Marc Comtois, Cynthia Grant, Louis Latimer, Laurent Pellerin and Robert Prestage will be officially inducted into the national Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, QC.

“This was another year of outstanding nominations from across Canada and across all sectors of Canadian agriculture.  The individuals being inducted have definitely left their mark on Canadian agriculture,” said Guy Charbonneau, president of the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association (CAHFA). “Every one of our inductees this year has worked tirelessly and collaboratively to create lasting new opportunities for Canadian agriculture – from nutrient management to livestock genetics to organizations. With a record number of inductees for 2019, the CAHFA board has selected “la crème de la crème” – leaders who have left their mark and many who continue to contribute to the world class reputation that all of Canadian agriculture can be proud of.”

A pillar of the Canadian Holstein industry, Marc Comtois is the man behind the famous Ferme  Comestar – a Quebec-based dairy farm that’s been changing the face of dairy genetics around the globe for the last four decades. A farmer, promoter, mentor, marketer and judge, Marc has travelled the world in his drive to propagate the most outstanding dairy genetics through his Comestar family for the benefit of other Holstein breeders in Canada and around the world. Marc’s accomplishments as a Holstein breeder are legendary, beginning with his famous Comestar Laurie Sheik – the cow that launched the line and continues to deliver champion genetics seven generations later. Marc Comtois lives in Victoriaville, QC and was nominated by Holstein Québec, Holstein Canada and Semex Alliance.

 

 

The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association (CAHFA) honours and celebrates Canadians for outstanding contributions to the agriculture and food industry. Portraits are on display in the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Gallery located at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The CAHFA also publicizes the importance of inductee achievements to Canada. The Association was organized in 1960 and is administered by 12 volunteer Board of Directors residing in regions across Canada. www.cahfa.com

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