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MacEwan, John Walter Grant - 1991
MacFarlane, John Duncan -1979
MacKay, Angus - 1973
MacKay, Murdoch - 1994
Maharg, John Archibald - 1977
Mainil, Arthur Armond (Art) - 2017
Martynse, Henry - 2005
McArthur, Neil - 1985
McConnell, Lillian Vigrass - 2001
McGillivray, Murray Ross - 2015
McKenzie, Roy - 1994
McKercher, Robert (Bob) - 2017
McMillan, Ivan - 1996
McNamee, Louis P. - 1972
McNaughton, Violet - 1972
McPhail, Hugh Duncan - 1999
McPhail, Alexander James - 1972
McRorie, Howard Douglas - 1995
Melville-Ness, Thomas Robertson - 1979
Mendel, Fred S. - 1990
Miller, William - 1975
Mitchell, Charles Stuart - 1986
Mitchell, John - 1973
Montgomery, Dale Kenneth - 2014
Morken, W.G. "Bud" - 1997
Morrall, Robin - 2016
Morris, George Henry - 1977
Moss, Harold Charles - 1991
Mossing, Oscar Johan - 2006
Motherwell, William Richard - 1972

PortraitArthur Armond Mainil
1933-2011

Art Mainil, a farmer from near Benson, was the founding president and driving force for Weyburn Inland Terminal, the first farmer-owned inland grain terminal in Canada and a catalyst for many sweeping changes in the grain industry.

Born at Lampman, Art took his schooling in Weyburn and later attended the University of Denver before becoming a full time farmer raising both grain and cattle.

Weyburn Inland Terminal started in 1974 as an idea to improve the country’s grain handling system. By 1976, dedicated farmers had built a facility that would help change the industry. Art served as president from 1975 to 1979.

Art promoted protein grading for wheat, grain cleaning on the Prairies and the loading of 100-car unit trains, all initiatives that WIT pioneered. Art was also a champion and user of producer cars.

Art believed that a modern, efficient grain handling system was essential for Prairie agriculture to be sustainable and profitable. Colleagues credit him with having the vision, determination and leadership skills to change the stagnant culture that had atrophied the grain industry of Western Canada.

Many of the innovations Art proposed were widely opposed at the time, but are now accepted as the norm. Art’s determination, passion, focus and perseverance were fueled by his desire to improve producer returns.

Art was also one of the founders of The Palliser Wheat Growers Association (later the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association) and was instrumental in leading the fight for marketing freedom in the grain industry.

Art Mainil passed away on November 5, 2011.

 

 

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