A life-time of giving back to the farming community was acknowledged last week as Norfolk County farmer Ken Porteous was named to the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame, reports the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.
The Guelph-based Hall of Fame has recognized Porteous for a host of achievements. These include being a top breeder of dairy cattle and the establishment of the Norfolk Cherry Company. From 1990 to 2010, Porteous served as vice chair of the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers Marketing Board. During his tenure, Porteous helped develop the Self-Directed Risk Management Program. The program continues to backstop farmers during tough years and is one of Porteous’s proudest achievements.