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AGRICULTURE/MARKETING--Producer Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Agriculture and Marketing Minister Ed Lorraine is pleased to
announce that John S. Eyking Sr. of Millville is the 1997 Nova
Scotia inductee into the Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame.

"John Eyking is an excellent example of the type of producer we
have in Nova Scotia," said Mr. Lorraine. "He has been a leader in
the agriculture industry and in his community, and I want to
congratulate him on this honour."

Mr. Eyking was nominated by the Nova Scotia Egg and Pullet
Producers' Marketing Board for his many contributions to the
poultry and horticultural industries in Nova Scotia. 

Mr. Eyking was instrumental in establishing the Nova Scotia Egg
and Pullet Producers' Marketing Board. Over the past 22 years he
has held various offices with the board and for 10 years
represented Nova Scotia on the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency
board of directors.

Mr. Eyking owns and operates Eyking Farms in Cape Breton and has
served his community as an executive member of his local school
board, the Cape Breton Federation of Agriculture, North Sydney
Rotary Club, Nova Scotia Vegetable Producers' Association, Bras
d'Or Farmers' Association and the Nova Scotia Federation of

The Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame honours members of the
agricultural community for outstanding contributions to the
industry, community, and farm organizations.

The 1997 inductees from the other Atlantic provinces are Ibrahim
Ghanem of New Brunswick, Scott Simmons of Newfoundland, and Lloyd
Lockerby of Prince Edward Island.


Contact: Barb Whiston
         Agriculture and Marketing

ngr                Oct. 24, 1997                  9:45