Farmer of the Week 1962-64

Holsteins

Farmer of the Week’ was a column that appeared in “The Perth Courier”, and ran from August 1962 until August 1964.  The farmers featured in these articles were chosen because they were noteworthy.  Some were prominent because of the sheer size of their operations, some were unique because of the type of farming they did, and some specialized in a style or method of farming that was deemed newsworthy at that time. No matter the reason that each of these local farmers was singled out, they were all important to our community.  Many were members of community organizations, active in their churches, and some were even politicians. The most important thing they all had in common, and a source of pride for all, was that they were farmers…..

This is a tribute to our Lanark County farmers.  Not all were featured in the local papers, but all contributed to their families, and their communities.  We are grateful for those who labour in the soil, in all weather conditions, to put wholesome food on our nation’s tables.  Thank-you!

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G. Mervyn Ferrier

Farmer of the Week – August 16, 1962

Ferrier, Mervyn 1962

Matt Burpee

Farmer of the Week – August 23, 1962

Burpee Matt

Peter Timmons

Farmer of the Week – September 6, 1962

Peter Timmons

Dave Spence

Farmer of the Week – October 11, 1962

Dave Spence

George Ferrier

Farmer of the Week – October 18, 1962

George Ferrier

Delbert Chaplin

Farmer of the Week – October 25, 1962

Delbert Chaplin

Hubert Hossie

Farmer of the Week – November 1, 1962

Hubert Hossie

Neil Stewart

Farmer of the Week – November 8, 1962

Neil Stewart

Borden Perkins

Farmer of the Week – November 22, 1962

Borden Perkins

Walter McKay

Farmer of the Week – December 6, 1962

Walter McKay

Emil Graff

Farmer of the Week – December 20, 1962

Emil Graff

Ernest Erwin

Farmer of the Week – January 10, 1963

Ernest Erwin

Clayton Hands

Farmer of the Week – January 17, 1963

Clayton Hands

George Couch

Farmer of the Week – January 24, 1963

George Couch

Donald Oliver

Farmer of the Week – February 7, 1963

Donald Oliver

Bill Allan

Farmer of the Week – February 14, 1963

Bill Allen # 1

Bill Allen # 2

James Brown

Farmer of the Week – March 21, 1963

James Brown

Arnold Long

Farmer of the Week – April 4, 1963

Arnold Long

Brian Paul

Farmer of the Week – April 11, 1963

Brian Paul

Tom Balfour

Farmer of the Week – May 2, 1963

Tom Balfour

Dr. W.J. Stinson

Farmer of the Week – May 16, 1963

W.J. Stinson

Chris Perkins

Farmer of the Week  – June 20, 1963

Chris Perkins

Chris Perkins 2

Chris Perkins 3

Mervyn Ferrier

Farmer of the Week – July 4, 1963

Mervyn Ferrier

Jan Vanden Bosch

Farmer of the Week – July 25, 1963

Jan Vanden Bosch

Burton Hands

Farmer of the Week – August 8, 1963

Burton Hands

Delbert McMullen

Farmer of the Week – August 29, 1963

Delbert McMullen

Whity Orton

Farmer of the Week – September 5, 1963

Whity Orton

Orton #2

Richard Lubers

Farmer of the Week – October 10, 1963

Richard Lubers

Cecil Dobbie

Farmer of the Week – October 17, 1963

Cecil Dobbie

Dobbie 2

John Korry

Farmer of the Week – January 23, 1964

John Korry 1

John Korry 2

A.P.C. Hopkinson

Farmer of the Week – June 4, 1964

A.P.C. Hopkinson

Tom Easton

Farmer of the Week – June 11, 1964

Tom Easton

James Carmen Gibson

Farmer of the Week – June 18, 1964

James Carmen Gibson

Pat Henretta

Farmer of the Week – June 25, 1964

Pat Henretta

Pat Henretta 2

James Drew

Farmer of the Week – July 9, 1964

James Drew 1

James Drew 2

Charles Wilson

Farmer of the Week – August 6, 1964

Charles Wilson

Simon McVeety

Farmer of the Week – August 13, 1964

Simon McVeety

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Arlene Stafford-Wilson

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