It is a space for titans of local agricultural industry to be honoured and their stories remembered.
Stratford Perth Museum’s Agricultural Wall of Fame, located at the Burnside Agriplex, is celebrating 10 years.
The museum received more nominations than it has in a while this year, though Kelly McIntosh, general manager of the museum, encourages more Stratford and area residents to share stories.
Sharing stories, she said, is exactly what the museum is trying to do.
“It really started with this idea of let's continue to try to bridge the gap between the rural and the urban centre of Perth County,” McIntosh said. “Whether it's about bettering the community, upping science and technology - all of these things - and then being celebrated so that folks in the urban centre … can learn about what is actually happening in the county.”
Last year, the museum inducted Dennis Nuhn, who oversaw the transformation of a family-owned blacksmith in Wartburg into a global farm equipment manufacturing and design juggernaut in Sebringville, according to the announcement post on the museum’s website.
McIntosh said they will consider anyone who has made a contribution.
McIntosh encouraged everyone putting forward a nomination to include as many aspects of a story as possible. That will give the committee that chooses the inductees a good idea of what they offered to the community.
Even small details can better help paint the picture of someone’s life and service.
The GM added that unsuccessful nominations will be considered in the future.
To put forward a nomination, forms may be mailed or dropped off at the museum, located at 4275 Huron Road, Stratford.
Forms may also be emailed to [email protected].
Eligible persons must have made a significant contribution to agriculture in the county. The honour can be given posthumously.
The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28 and the winners will be announced at the upcoming Stratford Rotary Club Rural-Urban Dinner on April 18.
To find the nomination form, visit here.