Lifelong agricultural ambassadors Jay Bradshaw, James Halford, Bryan Harvey and Douglas Hedley have been selected as the 2020 inductees into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.
“The quality and achievements of all the individuals nominated for induction consideration into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame this year were as impressive as ever and truly highlights why Canadian agriculture continues to leave its mark across our country and around the globe,” says Trish Jordan, president of the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Agribusiness leader Jay Bradshaw began his 36-year career in Canadian agriculture with a sales territory in Saskatchewan. He saw Cyanamid through the successful acquisition by BASF before joining Syngenta Canada, serving as president until his retirement in 2018. Jay is a skilled communicator and lifelong advocate for the advancement of modern farming technology. He’s behind several collaborative initiatives in the industry including GrowCanada – a coalition of national stakeholders to advance agricultural innovation and sustainability, and CleanFarms – a successful agricultural container recycling program. A highly respected leader, Jay has effectively helped shape organizational direction with his bold vision for the future of farming. Jay Bradshaw lives in Guelph, Ontario and was nominated by Syngenta Canada Inc. and CropLife Canada.
Other inductees include soil conservation champion James Halford, barley plant breeder Dr. Bryan Harvey and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada public servant Douglas Hedley.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s induction ceremony scheduled for Toronto in November has been cancelled. The four agricultural leaders will be formally recognized at the 2021 event.
Source: Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame July 27, 2020 news release