A long-time North Shore farmer is being recognized for his decades of contributions by a provincial association.
Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Association president, Nick Whyte, says Carleton Mackinnon (Mack) Emiry has made far-reaching contributions to agricultural advancements in Ontario.
He says Emiry will be inducted into the hall of fame for his work as chair of the Land Stewardship Committee which led to the development of the Environmental Farm Plan, as well as his work with the provincial Nutrient Management Advisory Committee.
Whyte says Emiry’s greatest passion in agriculture is soil health and his objective has always been to leave the soil in an improved condition for following generations.
Whyte adds he also worked with the Manitoulin West Sudbury Milk Producers’ Association, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, and the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
He adds Emiry will be inducted in a ceremony on June 11th.
The Massey Agricultural Society, of which he has been a lifetime member, will host a local celebration on July 28th.