Hart, Sugimoto new honorary life members

During the 2018 AGM in June, two long-time AFWA members were presented with an Honorary Life Membership. Those recipients were Lee Hart and Harry Sugimoto. Lee continues as field editor for Glacier Farm Media and Harry was a long-time employee of Royal Bank and a huge supporter of the Alberta agriculture industry. Lee and Harry join other illustrious AFWA Honorary Life Members, including Reg Norby, Ross Halseth, Jack Howell, Janet Kanters, Ron McCullough, Bill Owen and Ric Swihart.

Harry Sugimoto, left, and Lee Hart, right, are presented their honorary life membership from 2018 AFWA president Tracey Feist.

The honorary life membership presentations were made during the AFWA tour and AGM, June 13-15, organized by co-chairs Tracey Feist and Trevor Bacque in the Cochrane area. The annual tour and AGM is always the highlight of the year, and a record 47 people attending the first day, and 28 members on the second. The group visited:

Profound Coffee, Glengary Bison, Pasu Farm, Sage Creek Permaculture, Half Hitch Brewing Company, Stockman’s Memorial Foundation Library and the Don’t Damn Springbank lobby group. Sponsors for our annual tour included Alberta Barley, Alberta Beef Producers, Alberta Milk, AFSC and Glacier Farm Media.

AFWA members on the second day of the 2018 tour.