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Memorable Manitobans: David Andrew Brown (1895-1990)


Born in Scotland in 1895, he came with his family to the Deloraine area of Manitoba, graduated from high school there, and then attended the Manitoba Agricultural College. He began working at the Morden Experimental Farm in 1922, and in 1928 he went to the Brandon Experimental Farm, where he focussed on model agricultural stations and on the development of orderly crop-rotation systems, as well as the introduction of fertilizers and weed controls. He was an active Presbyterian layman. He was awarded an honorary life membership in the Manitoba Horticultural Association (1962) and an honorary degree by the University of Manitoba (1977). He was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2019

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