Welcome to the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association honours and celebrates Canadians for outstanding contributions to the agriculture and food industry. The important achievements of the CAHF inductees are published on this website and in the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Portrait Gallery located at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair.

Read about the 2013 Inductees


Four exceptional Canadians join the ranks of Canada’s most influential individuals as the 2013 inductees into the prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.  The Hall is proud to announce the induction of:

Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee Donald Ziraldo pioneered the Canadian wine industry, putting domestically-produced wine on the map at home and on the world stage. He co-founded Inniskillin Wines in 1975, the first winery to be licenced in Ontario since prohibition, founded the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) program and was instrumental in the development of the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute at Brock University.


Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee the late John Wise was a long-standing public servant, starting out in municipal politics and earning his way to serve two terms as Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food from 1979 to 1988. Among his many contributions to Canadian agriculture, it was during Mr. Wise’s leadership that agricultural research stations and laboratories were established across Canada.


Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee John Oliver has been a passionate advocate of Canadian agriculture during his successful career as an agribusiness executive. His visionary leadership, commitment to industry associations and willingness to mentor others has been instrumental in helping Canadian agriculture address future challenges, and his work continues today.


Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee Lowell Lindsay has represented Canadian agriculture at home and abroad during his lifetime work improving Canadian dairy cattle genetics. A sire analyst, judge and genetics promoter, Lindsay has been responsible for selecting some of the most in demand sires in the global dairy industry.

Read more about the contributions of these accomplished individuals.