Alumni Named 2017 Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017

Two OAC alumni have been selected for induction into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Jack Riddell, OAC '52A and OAC '57, focused on the betterment of Ontario agricultre as a farmer, teacher, auctioneer, Member of Provincial Parliament and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

John Steckley, OAC 1906A and BSA 1911, championed the need for a Western Ontario Agricultural School in Ridgetown (now Ridgetown Campus), which became a reality when the first class graduated in 1953. The Ridgetown Campus residence facility is named in his honour.

Further details on these two leaders and their induction is available on the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame website.

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