Community Outreach
Inductee Ceremony

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It is the Mission of the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame to acknowledge, record and preserve the contributions made by leaders to the growth and development of Ontario’s Agriculture/Food Industry.

Since the Association’s incorporation in 1979 it has addressed its Mission by an Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Gallery at Country Heritage Park in Milton, Ontario, in which citations and artist’s sketches of selected leaders are displayed.

In 2001, the Association established a website to make the sketches and citations of Inductees more readily available to the public and thereby increasing the public recognition of their achievements.

In 2008, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Board of Directors recognized an opportunity to link with local agricultural associations, museums and historical associations as an additional means of promoting public recognition of the lasting legacies of Inductees in the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame. As a result, in 2008, the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Community Outreach Program was launched.

The Community Outreach Program enables local organizations to obtain copies of the citations and sketches of leaders originating in their county, region, or district from the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame and display them as a means of paying tribute to their outstanding local agricultural leaders.

Since 2008, Community Outreach Program agreements have been implemented with University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus; Perth County Federation on Agriculture and Perth County Museum;
Wellington County Federation of Agriculture and Wellington County Museum and Archives; Huron County Museum and Historic Goal and Huron County Federation of Agriculture and Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame. Click links above to view Community Outreach Programs in these communities.

How to Participate

To establish a tribute to local agriculture/rural leaders in your community simply contact Reg Cressman, 519-632-7347 or email and explore the Community Outreach Program.

A sample Memorandum of Understanding outlines the terms and conditions of the Community Outreach Program.

This program offers a win-win to all participants. It is a very cost effective way for local communities to create an educational display depicting the role that local leaders have played in advancing the agriculture/food industry and improving the quality of life in rural Ontario. It also enables the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame to give broader public recognition to the lasting legacies of these outstanding men and women.

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