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Lawrence Kerr


Lawrence Kerr graduated from OAC in 1929.  He grew up on a farm in the Dresden area of Kent County.  He mentions how he got directed to OAC and comments on College life and staff.  After graduation he served for four years as an Assistant Agricultural Representative with the Ontario Department of Agriculture, serving in various counties.  In 1934 he purchased a farm property, south of Chatham, which grew into Kerr Farms Ltd.

Lawrence talks about being laid off from the Department of Agriculture and starting a farming business in the middle of the depression.  During his farming years he was active in the Kent County Federation of Agriculture, Swine Producers, Sugar Beet Growers and the Seed Corn Growers.  He was a member of the Advisory Board recommending the formation of the University of Guelph, and a member of the first Board of Governors for the University.  He is quite modest when mentioning his accomplishments.

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Interview Date: 
E. Brubaker
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RE1 UOG A1340095