Morris, George H. (1904–89)

An innovative agriculturist, George Morris contributed to the development of efficient tillage equipment on the Canadian prairies. Born in Llewellyn, North-west Territories on July 1, 1904, Morris established his first farm implement business in Bangor and a few years later introduced his renowned rod-weeder. In 1960, the Morris Rod-Weeder factory was opened in Yorkton, and has since grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of specialized farm equipment in western Canada. Recognized for his contributions to industrial development, farming, and his community, Morris received an honorary doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1980 and was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1988. Morris died on July 21, 1989.

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