The Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame held its annual induction ceremony July 15 in Portage la Prairie, honouring six Manitobans for their contributions to agriculture in the province. Their citations are appearing in the Co-operator during August and September.
Hugh Jameson was raised on the farm where he and his wife Martha and three sons operate a 50-cow dairy farm, a 200-Angus beef herd, a 20,000-laying hen operation and 4,000 acres of grainland. In his youth, Hugh was a very active 4-H member in the South Brandon district.
Hugh served for 10 years on the Manitoba Milk Producers Board, four years as finance chair. He represented Manitoba at annual conferences held by the Dairy Farmers of Canada.
Locally, Hugh served on the board of the Provincial Exhibition for 21 years, as president from 1984-86 and as chairman of Manitoba Livestock Expo, the province’s largest livestock show. As a director of the Brandon Keystone Centre, he was involved in the expansion of the Keystone Centre in the early ’90s.
Hugh was a counsellor on the Farm Debt Review Board for 12 years and chair of Cornwallis Municipality’s 100th Anniversary in 1984.