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Famous Farmers from Canada

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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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 61
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 71
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 67
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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.