It’s great to see one of agriculture’s own recognized with this country’s highest award – the Order of Canada. Soybean breeding pioneer Dr. Harvey Voldeng developed cold-tolerant, food-grade soybean varieties in the 1970s, giving Canadian farmers new cropping opportunities and a foothold in export markets. They’re now a $2.8 billion industry and Ontario’s largest field crop. Read more ….
About The Author
October 20, 2021
October 4, 2020
Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.