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; and Huron County Museum and Historic Goal and Huron County
Federation of Agriculture. Click to view Community Outreach Programs in
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.