A livestock producer from Pense, John Willmott, will be inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame this fall.
Willmott was the president of Canadian Western Agribition in 1978 and 1979, and has been a committee member for 29 years.
He is credited with helping to turn Agribition into one of the biggest beef shows on the continent.
Willmott also helped establish Canada’s Farm Progress Show as a premier event for crop and livestock innovations.
He has served as an international cattle judge, Angus breeder, and involved with 19 agriculture-related organizations.
The Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame also named crop protection pioneer James Bartlett and Angus beef promoter Robert Switzer as 2016 inductees.
The ceremony will take place November 6th at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair in Toronto.