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Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame Inductees

Three gentleman who influenced agriculture in the Chatham-Kent community and beyond are being inducted into the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame this November.

Stephen Denys of the former Chatham Township, Harry Lawson (posthumously) of the former Township of Zone, and Keith McLean (posthumously) of Morpeth, Ontario are this years inductees.

The announcement was made by Alice Uher, Vice-Chair of the Kent Agricultural Hall of Fame, at Monday's Chatham-Kent council meeting.

Denys is a passionate agriculturalist who has been deeply involved with the farm community in crop production, protection, marketing and seed development for over 50 years.

Lawson worked to change by-laws and regulations to benefit the agricultural community including working towards fair settlements for gas and hydro corridors across agricultural land to avoid possible expropriation.

McLean was an active learner of sustainable farming techniques. He stressed the importance of balancing agricultural land and natural cover and emphasized using windbreaks and cover crops to reduce wind erosion.

The event honouring the three men will take place Tuesday, November 19 at the Hidden Hills Golf and Country Club in Oungah, Ontario. A meet and greet will kick things off at 11 a.m. followed by presentations and lunch.

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