By: Chris Sumner


July 17, 2006

The Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame's 2006 induction ceremony will take place Thursday in Portage.

President Jim Poole says 5 people will be inducted.

They include the late William Jarvis of Winnipeg who served as an assistant deputy minister of Agriculture Canada, chief commissioner of the Canadian Wheat Board, and Canada's high commissioner to New Zealand.

The late Dr. Eugene Lange who was best known as the first director for the School of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba.

Thomas Scott of Boissevain who has had a major influence on 4H and the judging of beef animals.

Owen McAuley of McAuley who has served on numerous boards, and is well known for his involvement with Keystone Agricultural Producers.

And Bill Vaags of Dugald, a pork producer who has served as a director of Manitoba Pork Council, is a founding member of Canada Pork International, and has acted as a trade advisor to the federal minister of international trade.

The ceremony will begin at 1:30 pm, and will be held at the William Glesby Centre.