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List of notable or famous farmers from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top farmers born in Canada and even some popular farmers who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian farmers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These farmers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known farmer from Canada is included when available.

List features people like Robert Pickton and Oliva Dionne.

This historic farmers from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian farmers of note?" and "Who are the most famous farmers from Canada?" These prominent farmers of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian farmers.

Use this list of renowned Canadian farmers to discover some new farmers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (64 items)

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Albert James Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 74 (1882-1956) Albert James Bradshaw was a Canadian politician, businessman and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Progressive Conservative Party in the 1945 election to ...more

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Alfred Belzile is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 87 (1907-1994) J.-Alfred Belzile is a former Canadian politician and farmer. Born in Amqui, Quebec, Canada, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1958 as a Member of the Progressive Conservative ...more

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Arno Doerksen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Arno Doerksen age 60 Arno Doerksen is a Canadian politician.

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Arthur James Bater is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Arthur James Bater Died at 80 (1889-1969) Arthur James Bater was a British politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1949 election and defeated in the 1953 election.

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Arthur-Lucien Beaubien is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 92 (1879-1971) Arthur-Lucien Beaubien was a Canadian politician and farmer. Born in Arthabaska, Quebec, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1921 election as a Member of the Liberal Party to ...more

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Bert Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
age 80 Bert Brown is a former Canadian senator and retired farmer and development consultant currently residing in Balzac, Alberta.

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Bev Shipley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
age 70 Beverly T. "Bev" Shipley is a farmer and Conservative Party politician in Ontario, Canada. He was first elected as Member of Parliament for the Lambton—Kent—Middlesex electoral ...more

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Bruce Beer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Bruce Beer Died at 88 (1910-1998) Bruce Silas Beer was a Canadian politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1962 as a Member of the Liberal Party to represent the riding of Peel. He was ...more

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Charles Alexander Best is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 47 (1931-1978) Charles Alexander Best was a Canadian politician, farmer, nurseryman, scientist. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1957 election as a Member of the Progressive Conservative ...more

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Charles Bélec is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 86 (1872-1958) Charles Bélec was a Canadian politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1930 election as a Member of the Conservative Party to represent the riding of ...more

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Charles Fenerty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 71 (1821-1892) Charles Fenerty, was a Canadian inventor who invented the wood pulp process for papermaking, which was first adapted into the production of newsprint. Fenerty was also a poet. He also did ...more

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David Wilson Beaubier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 74 (1864-1938) David Wilson Beaubier was a Canadian politician. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1930 election as a Member of the historical Conservative Party for the riding of Brandon. ...more

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David Wright Allison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 80 (1826-1906) David Wright Allison was a Canadian politician, farmer, manufacturer, and speculator. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal in an 1883 by-election representing the riding ...more

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Deane Gundlock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 72 (1914-1986) Deane Roscoe Gundlock served as a Canadian Member of Parliament in the Lethbridge riding from 1958 to 1972. Gundlock was born at Warner, Alberta and was a farmer by trade.

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Donald Buchanan Blue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Donald Buchanan Blue was a Canadian politician, auctioneer, farmer and merchant. He was born in Huron Township, Ontario, Canada. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1949 ...more

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Donald Wood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
age 85 visit a comedy show near you. Donald Paul Wood, B.Sc. is a former Canadian politician and a businessman and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Liberal ...more

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Ed Stelmach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
age 66 Edward Michael "Ed" Stelmach is a Canadian politician and served as the 13th Premier of Alberta, Canada, from 2006 to 2011. The grandson of Ukrainian immigrants, Stelmach was born and ...more

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Edward James Young is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 88 (1878-1966) Edward James Young was a Canadian politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1925 as a Member of the Liberal Party representing the riding of Weyburn. He was ...more

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Edward LeRoy Bowerman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 85 (1892-1977) Edward LeRoy Bowerman was a Canadian politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the federal election, 1945 election as a Member of the Co-operative Commonwealth ...more

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Ernest W. Stairs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Ernest W. Stairs Died at 68 (1873-1941) Ernest Whitfield Stairs was a Canadian farmer and politician. He was born in Southampton, New Brunswick, a descendant of United Empire Loyalists who settled the area in 1784. A successful ...more

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Eugene Whelan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 89 (1924-2013) Eugene "Gene" Francis Whelan, PC OC CD PAg, LLD, was a Canadian politician, sitting in the House of Commons from 1962 to 1984, and in the Senate from 1996 to 1999. He was also Minister ...more

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François Blais is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 74 (1875-1949) François Frank Blais was a Canadian politician, contractor, farmer, lumber merchant. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1935 election as an Independent Liberal to ...more

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Fred Wellington Bowen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 72 (1877-1949) Fred Wellington Bowen was a Canadian politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1921 as a Member of the historical Conservative Party to represent the riding of ...more

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George Arthur Brethen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
George Arthur Brethen Died at 91 (1877-1968) George Arthur Brethen was a Canadian politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Progressive Party in the 1921 election to represend the riding of ...more

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George Groeneveld is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
George Groeneveld George Groeneveld is a Canadian politician and was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the constituency of Highwood as a Progressive Conservative.

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Gerry Ritz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
age 66 Gerry Ritz, PC, MP is Canada's Agriculture minister and a Canadian Member of Parliament for Battlefords—Lloydminster.

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Hugh Alexander Bryson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 75 (1912-1987) Hugh Alexander Bryson was a Canadian politician, farmer and insurance agent. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1953 election as a Member of the Co-operative Commonwealth ...more

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Ira Eugene Argue is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Ira Eugene Argue Died at 62 (1865-1927) Ira Eugene Argue was a Canadian politician, businessman and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Unionist Party in the 1917 election to represent the riding ...more

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J. Michel Fournier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
J. Michel Fournier Died at 87 (1905-1992) Joseph Michel Fournier was a Canadian politician. Born in the village of Pointe-Verte, New Brunswick, Michel Fournier was educated at the Academy in Tracadie and graduated in 1927 with a BA ...more

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James Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 63 (1830-1893) James Armstrong was a Canadian politician and farmer. He ran for election in 1875 and lost. He was elected in 1882 as a Member of the Liberal representing the riding of Middlesex South. He was ...more

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Jay Hill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
age 65 Jay D. Hill PC is a former Canadian politician and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. He was the Member of Parliament for the riding of Prince George—Peace River from 1993 until his ...more

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John Alexander Wallace is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
John Alexander Wallace Died at 80 (1881-1961) John Alexander Wallace was a Canadian politician, engineer and farmer. Wallace was born in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. He was elected in 1921 to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the ...more

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John Angus Kirk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 73 (1837-1910) John Angus Kirk was a Canadian politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Liberal Party to represent the riding of Guysborough. He was defeated in ...more

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John Best is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 62 (1861-1923) John Best was an Australian-born politician in Canada. He was acclaimed to the Canadian House of Commons, after the death of his predecessor John Barr, on 22 December 1909, as a member of the ...more

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John Blythe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
John Blythe was an Ontario farmer and political figure. He represented Grey South in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1883 to 1890 as a Conservative member. He was born in Guelph, Canada ...more

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John F. Gosnell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada

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John Livingstone Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
John Livingstone Brown Died at 86 (1867-1953) John Livingstone Brown was a Canadian politician, farmer and minister. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1921 election as a Member of the Progressive Party. He moved to the ...more

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Joseph Arthur Barrette is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Joseph Arthur Barrette Died at 77 (1875-1952) Joseph Arthur Barrette was a Canadian politician, businessman, farmer and notary. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the historical Conservative Party in 1911 to ...more

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Ken James is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 80 (1934-2014) Kenneth Albert James was a Progressive Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, he was a businessman, farmer, marketing and sales manager by career. He ...more

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Kevin Sorenson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
age 59 Kevin A. Sorenson is a Canadian politician and Minister of state for Finance. Sorenson is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding ...more

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Leland Payson Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Leland Payson Bancroft Died at 71 (1880-1951) Leland Payson Bancroft was a Canadian politician. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1921 as a Member of the Progressive Party for the riding of Selkirk. He was defeated in 1925 ...more

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Oliva Dionne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Oliva Dionne Died at 75 (1904-1979)

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Percy Chapman Black is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 83 (1878-1961) Percy Chapman Black was a Canadian politician, businessman and farmer. Black served in both the Canadian House of Commons and the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. Black was the son of J. Hiram ...more

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Percy Schmeiser is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Percy Schmeiser age 87 Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Bruno, Saskatchewan, Canada. He specializes in breeding and growing canola. He became an international symbol and spokesperson for independent farmers' rights ...more

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Ralph Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Ralph Ferguson age 88 Ralph Ferguson, PC is a farmer and former Canadian politician. Ferguson is a farmer in south-western Ontario, and co-founder of the Lambton Pork Producers Association. In the late 1950s, he was ...more

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Raymond Elmer Anderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Died at 79 (1891-1970) Raymond Elmer Anderson was a Canadian politician elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1949 and 1953 as a member of the Liberal Party representing the riding of Norfolk. Anderson served as ...more

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Robert Beith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Robert Beith Died at 79 (1843-1922) Robert Beith was a Canadian politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Liberal Party in 1891 to represent the riding of Durham West. He was ...more

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Robert Boston is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Robert Boston Died at 86 (1836-1922) Robert Boston was a politician and farmer. He was acclaimed to the Canadian House of Commons in an 1893 by-election upon the death of James Armstrong as a Member of the Liberal Party to ...more

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Robert Latimer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
Robert Latimer age 65 Robert William "Bob" Latimer, a Canadian canola and wheat farmer, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his daughter Tracy. This case sparked a national controversy on ...more

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Robert Pickton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Farmers from Canada
age 68 Robert William "Willie" Pickton of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former multi-millionaire pig farmer and serial killer convicted in 2007 of the second-degree murders of ...more