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Taggart, James Gordon - 1976
Tait, Donald James - 2002
Teichrob, Carol - 2012
Thiessen, Isaac - 2002
Thiesson, Stuart Allan - 2007
Thomas, Robert Davidson - 1980
Thompson, Fred - 1984
Thompson, Douglas - 1984
Thomson, Wallace Alexander - 1978
Thomson, Leonard Baden - 1973
Thomson, Euphemia Jane - 1989
Trew, Beatrice Janet - 1978
Turner, Edward Kerr - 1995

PortraitLeonard Baden Thomson

Leonard Baden Thomson was born in Blenheim, New Zealand, and received his primary and high school education in that country. He came to Canada in 1920 and settled in Alberta, enrolling in a diploma course at Olds Agricultural College. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in 1925. In 1949 he received an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from that institution.

L. B. Thomson served as Field Husbandman at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa from 1926 to 1928, when he was appointed to the superintendency of the Dominion Range Experiment Station at Manyberries, Alberta. In 1935 he became superintendent of the Dominion Experimental Station at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and remained in that post until 1948, when he was appointed director of the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, originally set up to attempt to deal with the results of wind erosion and drought on Prairie soils in the 1930s. In 1948 he also became chairman of the Prairie Provinces Water Board.

L. B. Thomson was a member of the original group of agrologists who in the mid-30s set out to develop tillage methods that would halt wind erosion. To that group most of the credit must go for the introduction of such techniques as shallow tillage and trash cover, strip farming and others designed to avoid pulverizing the soil.

For outstanding service in wartime agricultural and finance pro-grams, L. B. Thomson was admitted to the Order of the British Empire in 1945. He was a Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada, a charter member of the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists, the Soil Conservation Society of America, the Canadian Society of Animal Production and the American Society of Range Management.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by the Canada Department of Agriculture, 1973."

 

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