Andrew Wesley Magwood

(1888 - 1961)

Inducted in 1980

Origin: Grey County

Nominated by: Mr. and Mrs. Orland Magwood

Specialty: Conservation, Livestock, Organizations, Research

Wes Magwood had a province-wide influence on agriculture but his greatest work was among his fellow Grey County farmers. He was secretary of their Federation of Agriculture for 12 years, co-ordinating more than 100 farm forums and was twice president of the Hanover, Bentinck and Brant Agricultural Society. He was president of the Hanover Milk Producers Co-op, the Grey-Bruce feeder sales at Wiarton and the county crop and soil improvement association.

He was a director of the Ontario Hog Producers’ Marketing Board during its formative years and he was active in the United Dairy and Poultry Co-operatives.

In 1950 his farm was the site for an early provincial grassland demonstration, symbolic of his concern with cropping systems, erosion control and good drainage. Mr. Magwood’s work in his community seemed endless. He was a public school trustee, helped organize the county co- operative medical services and was chairman and commissioner of the local telephone system for many years.