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Genome Canada’s Chair Lorne Hepworth to join Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lorne Hepworth, who has served as Chair of Genome Canada’s Board of Directors since September 2012, will become an inductee to the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame through a formal ceremony scheduled to take place on November 9, 2014 in Toronto. He is one of three accomplished ambassadors for Canadian agriculture who will join the ranks of this prestigious association this year.

Mr. Hepworth began his life-long career in Canadian agriculture as a veterinarian in rural Saskatchewan, moving into provincial politics and leaving his biggest legacy to Canada’s plant science industry. A passionate advocate, Lorne championed advances in science and technology to help build a progressive Canadian agriculture and food industry. From CropLife Canada to GrowCanada, Lorne’s promotion of plant sciences has helped Canada remain internationally competitive.

Lorne Hepworth lives in London, Ontario, and was nominated by CropLife Canada.