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RIDGETOWN CROP RESEARCHER TO BE INDUCTED INTO KENT AG HALL OF FAME

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From a news release

Dr. Art Schaafsma, a professor and crop researcher at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, will be inducted into the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame this year. Dr. Schaafsma is a cash crop farmer, author and speaker who has overseen teaching, extension, and business development at the Ridgetown Campus, and has consulted on insect and disease management strategies, provincially, nationally, and globally.

The other inductees include Robert (Bob) Kerr, a forward-thinking pioneer of new agricultural practices to produce healthy food. Also, he is a learner and an innovator of organic crop production methods and has shared his expertise widely.

George and Ruth Bieber will be posthumously inducted into the hall. They were a vital farm couple in the Palmyra area who gave generously of their time and talent to serve their community. Their efforts were aimed at educating and inspiring the next generation of farmers and to promote agriculture in the former Orford Township.

The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 13 at Country View Golf Course. The day begins with a “Meet and Greet” at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and induction to follow. Tickets can be obtained by calling Kathy Vanek at 519-683-2929.

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