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Portrait Thomas Robertson Melville-Ness

Tom Melville-Ness, newspaperman and agrologist, was born in Kingskettle, Fifeshire, Scotland and received his formal education in schools in Cupar, Anstruther and Edinburgh in Scotland. He graduated with a national diploma in agriculture from the University of Edinburgh.

He came to Canada with a harvest excursion in 1927, working near Bulyea and later Markinch, Sask. He began his writing career by sending stories to British publications. His first newspaper job came in 1937 in the circulation department of the Regina Leader-Post. Nine years later he became editor of the Saskatchewan Farmer, an agricultural newspaper owned by The Leader-Post. His coverage of agricultural events and his excellent photography drew attention and in 1948 he was hired as agricultural editor of The Western Producer. A few months later he was named business manager, a post he held for 10 years.

In 1958 Mr. Melville-Ness became editor and publisher of The Western Producer, a position he held until his retirement in 1973.

Throughout his career he showed a sympathetic understanding of the problems of the Prairie farmer and vigorously supported ëprograms designed to improve the farmerís lot.

He served as president (1959-60) of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists and national director (1967-68) of the Agricultural Institute of Canada. After his retirement he registrar of the SIA from 1973 until he died in 1976. He was named a Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada in 1969 and posthumously to the Order of Canada in 1977 for his work as a journalist and agrologist.

Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the Saskatchewan
Institute of Agrologists. 1979

 

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