Honouring Visionaries and their Outstanding Contributions to Canadian Agriculture


About the
Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame has a rich history which began in 1960. Its aim is to recognize individuals who have made remarkable contributions to Canadian agriculture. Administered by a Board of 12 volunteer directors, the Association is a not-for-profit organization.

The Gallery showcasing the portraits of inductees is located at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, where visitors can learn about and appreciate the excellence of these men and women who have influenced the agricultural sector. A renovation in 2016 brought a fresh look to the Gallery.

The annual induction ceremony includes a gala dinner and portrait unveiling to honour the selected inductees.

Applications are accepted and reviewed annually with nominees judged and rated based on their contributions to Canadian agriculture. The final selection is made by the Board of Directors. The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame preserves the history and achievements of the agriculture and food industry, inspiring future generations to continue the legacy of excellence in Canadian agriculture.

  • Vision

    Fostering a culture of excellence and progress in Canadian agriculture by recognizing and celebrating the remarkable individuals who embody visionary leadership and inspire the next generation of leaders to shape a thriving and resilient industry.


Hon. Ted Menzies

President, Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Message from Ted:

Welcome to the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame, where we celebrate the exceptional individuals who have left an indelible mark on Canadian agriculture. As President, it is my privilege to share the inspiring stories of our esteemed inductees and the bright future that lies ahead.

Within the Hall, you will discover the profound legacies of visionary leaders who have shaped our industry. Their unwavering commitment, ground-breaking innovations, and enduring passion have propelled Canadian agriculture to new heights. Each portrait and narrative is a testament to their remarkable achievements and the lasting impact they have had on our nation's agricultural heritage.

As we honour the past, we also look forward with anticipation to the future. The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame continues to seek out and recognize the exceptional individuals who will join this distinguished group of luminaries. They are the trailblazers, the change-makers, and the driving force behind the next chapter in Canadian agriculture.

It is with great excitement that we invite you to explore the stories of our inductees and immerse yourself in their remarkable journeys. Their achievements inspire us all to dream bigger, embrace innovation, and contribute to the vibrant future of Canadian agriculture.

Together, let us celebrate the visionary leaders who have shaped our industry and embrace the potential of those yet to be recognized. The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame stands as a beacon of inspiration and a testament to the remarkable individuals who have made, and will continue to make, a profound impact on Canadian agriculture.

Thank you for joining us on this inspiring journey.

Our Commitment


At the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame, our commitment is unwavering. We honour and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of individuals in Canadian agriculture, preserving their legacies and shaping the future of our industry.

Through our curated Gallery, we showcase the remarkable achievements and innovative spirit of our inductees, inspiring future generations. We actively promote the study of agriculture, fostering appreciation for its value and importance.

With a rigorous selection process, we recognize visionary leaders who embody excellence, innovation, leadership and dedication. Our inclusive and accessible environment welcomes all, fostering a shared understanding of the profound impact of Canadian agriculture.

Together, we preserve the past, celebrate the present, and cultivate a vibrant future for Canadian agriculture, guided by our steadfast commitment to excellence.

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our board members

Meet our board members

Hon. Ted Menzies


Ted Haney

Vice President

Trish Jordan

Past President

Phil Boyd


Peter Clarke


Laurie Karson


Alanna Koch


Serge Lefebvre


Brenna Mahoney


Stuart Smyth


David Thompson


Maggie Van Camp


Doug McDonell


Brenda Trask


Board Nomination Process


The Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame is guided by a 12-person, volunteer Board of Directors.  We are always open to welcoming new Directors when positions are open/available on the Board.  A Nominating Committee of the Board guides the recruitment of potential Directors with a slate being approved by the entire Board. Typically, new Board members would be presented for consideration and acceptance by the general membership at the Annual General Meeting held each fall.

Those interested in serving on the Board of Directors should complete an “Expression of Interest” form that outlines their background, skill set and interest in serving on the Board.  All board members serve two-year terms, which can be renewed up to a maximum of 12 years. As a not-for-profit organization, there is no monetary compensation provided to Board Directors.

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