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Spud Smart Founder Joins Ag Hall of Fame

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Spud Smart founder Robynne Anderson will join the prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2017.

“I am personally thrilled that more Canadian women are being recognized this year for their extraordinary accomplishments in the Canadian agriculture industry,” says Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Association president Herb McLane.

Anderson began her long and distinguished career in Canadian agriculture as a legislative assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office, working on the new Plant Breeder’s Rights Act. Her knowledge of agriculture and experience in government set the course for creating Issues Ink – her consulting firm that worked closely with the Canadian Seed Trade Association.

She founded and published several agricultural magazines including Spud Smart and Germination. Anderson now operates Emerging Ag – an agricultural consulting firm. Throughout her career, she has worked throughout the value chain in the agriculture and food sector, in Canada and internationally. Anderson lives in Calgary and was nominated by the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, the Canadian Seed Trade Association, SeCan Association and Stokes Seeds.

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