Anton and Adel ine Chorney devoted themselves to clearing and developing their farm at East Selkirk. Early on they decided to specialize in seed potatoes, table potatoes and registered seed wheat. As early participants in the expansion and significant growth of Manitoba’s potato industry, this decision became the prime focus of their life’s work.
Their regular exhibits of prize winning potatoes at the Toronto Royal and the Manitoba Winter Fair brought them numerous awards and widespread recognition.
Anton was very involved in the Vegetable Growers’ Association of Manitoba, the local Ag Society and the Manitoba Seed Growers As sociat ion. Over the years the Chorneys hosted numerous visitors and bus tours including groups from Russia and Germany. In 1967, during Canada’s centennial, the Chorneys were honoured to host the current Lord Selkirk during his visit to Canada.
Anton and Adeline were actively involved in their communi t y, suppor t ing such things as the Hospital Auxiliary, the Extension Advisory and the ARDA development boards, the local 4-H Potato Club and the 4-H Leaders’ Association.