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Morris, George Henry - 1977
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PortraitGeorge Henry Morris

George H. Morris, farm machinery designer and manufacturer, was born at Bangor, Saskatchewan in 1904. He took his schooling at Bangor and farmed with his father until 1924.

In 1924, Mr. Morris attended a trade school in Winnipeg, Manitoba to take motor vehicle mechanics. He later returned to Bangor to open a garage and implement dealership with his brother. A friendís difficulty with a rod weeder (the rod bent in stony ground) led Mr. Morris to invent and patent an automatic trip device in 1929 that solved the problem. This invention led to the manufacture of the first Morris Rod Weeders in 1930.

For thirty years Mr. Morris contracted the building of his products to custom manufacturing shops. In 1959, at the age of 56, he built his first manufacturing plant in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Morris Rod Weeder Company became a leader in the seeding and tillage industry with the introduction of innovative and quality products to meet the production requirements of dry land farmers. These products included the Morris Seedrite which would cultivate, seed and weed in one operation, and Morris chisel plows and light duty cultivators. Morris implements found markets in Canada, the United States, Australia, Africa, China, and the Soviet Union. Today, Morris Industries Ltd. is a leader in air seeder, air drill and tillage technology, and continues to market on an international basis.

Mr. Morrisís interests were varied and many. He was a Christian and a philanthropist. He received many honors, from local business awards to an honorary degree, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, and Canadaís highest honor, the Order of Canada. In spite of these honors and his business successes, Mr. Morris remained a modest and humble man who shunned recognition and publicity.

Mr. Morris is a symbol of a breed of men important to Prairie agriculture, dedicated innovators who work with farmers to help them solve their challenging production concerns.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by the Yorkton Exhibition Association and the
Western Development Museum, 1977."

 

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