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Memorable Manitobans: John Cameron “Cam” Brown (1929-2013)

Agrologist.

Born and raised on a farm in St. Boniface, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1952 and a MSc in swine nutrition in 1955. He worked as an agrologist for over 50 years, working as an Agricultural Representative at Roblin, District Agriculturist at Hanna (Alberta), Field Supervisor with Manitoba Pool Elevators at Virden, and Livestock Nutritionist at Winnipeg. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Provincial Feed Analysis Laboratory. In 1962, he was a Liberal candidate for the Brandon-Souris constituency in the federal general election but was defeated by incumbent Walter Dinsdale. His community service was recognized by induction into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2010. He died at Winnipeg on 2 August 2013.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 August 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 August 2013

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