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Agriculture and Marketing Minister Guy Brown has announced that
Gordon B. Kinsman of Truro is the 1996 Nova Scotia inductee into
the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony
will take place Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Truro.

Mr. Kinsman was nominated by Berries Nova Scotia for his many
contributions to strawberry and blueberry industries in Nova
Scotia. In 1990, the North American Blueberry Council presented
Mr. Kinsman, the only Canadian honored, with the first Calyx

Mr. Kinsman joined the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture in
1949 as the first extension specialist for berry crops and was
instrumental in development of the first certified strawberry
plant program later adopted by other provinces in Canada. Mr.
Kinsman developed and introduced the first wild blueberry
extension program and encouraged the introduction of new cultural
wild blueberry methods.

In 1962 he was appointed director of horticulture and biology
services and further advanced the berry crop industry in Nova
Scotia. As director of marketing, from 1978 until his retirement
in 1986, he directed a change in emphasis to a developmental
marketing approach with the agri food industry.

The Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame honors members of the
agricultural community for outstanding contributions to the
industry, community and farm organizations. The 1996 inductees
from other Atlantic Provinces include Melva Hornbrook, New
Brunswick; Robert Peddle, Newfoundland; and R. Elmer MacDonald,
Prince Edward Island.


Contact: Barb Whiston  902-893-6381

trp                     Oct. 28, 1996 - 2:25 p.m.