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Westman locals recognized for agriculture contributions

Two Westman business men were inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame Thursday. 

Ron Helwer of Brandon and Bob McNabb of Minnedosa joined three other new inductees of the hall of fame for the ceremony in Portage.

Helwer manages Shur-Gro Farm Services, one of the first retailers to provide custom application, soil testing, field scouting and precision farming techniques.

He was nominated for the hall of fame by his family and colleagues. 

McNabb was nominated by the Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association. McNabb owned and operated a zero tillage farm for 36 years.

He also owns Minnagro Ltd. feed mill in Minnedosa. 

Both Helwer and McNabb have had the opportunity to travel and see agriculture practices throughout the world. 

The other inductees are Waldie Klassen of Steinbach, Don Kroeker of Winnipeg and Bill Siemens of Winkler.

The Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame was established in 1976 to acknowledge people that have made significant and outstanding contributions to agriculture in Manitoba. 

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