Agricultural Hall of Fame to Induct Nova Scotian

first_imgJohn (Jack) Johnson of Lower Truro is being inducted into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame. Brooke Taylor, Minister of Agriculture, announced Mr. Johnson as the Nova Scotia inductee today, Oct. 25. “Mr. Johnson has contributed significantly to the agriculture industry through his years working with the province of Nova Scotia, as a radio and television farm commentator and in his work with the Nova Scotia Dairy Commission,” said Mr. Taylor. “He has also made tremendous contributions as an active member of his community.” Born on the family farm in Lower Onslow, Colchester Co., Mr. Johnson graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and received his bachelor of science degree from Macdonald College, in Montreal. Mr. Johnson worked for more than 20 years with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in many capacities. He also spent 12 years with CBC responsible for 12 daily radio broadcasts and three weekly television programs. “Mr. Johnson’s knowledge of the needs of farm people and his excellent communications skills won him high recognition as a leader and innovator during his career with CBC,” said Mr. Taylor. He is a former president and distinguished life member of the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists and fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada. He received the distinguished alumnus award from Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 2002. Mr. Johnson was chair of the Nova Scotia Dairy Commission and was involved in changes to the milk quota program. Since his retirement in 1995, he has been a consultant with the Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia. Mr. Johnson, the father of five children, has always been active in a variety of organizations in his community. The Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame honours members of the agricultural community for outstanding contributions to industry, community and farm organizations. The 2006 inductees from the other Atlantic provinces are A. Colbourne Clow, Prince Edward Island; Walter Fiander, Newfoundland and Labrador; and Robert Acton, New Brunswick. The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Alumni Theatre, Nova Scotia Agricultural College campus in Bible Hill.last_img read more