Inductee known for diverse farming
Four people will be inducted into the Glengarry Agricultural Wall of Fame April 26.
Carmin Howes will be recognized while Benoît Duchesne, Dr. Brian MacNaughton and Carman Rowe will be posthumously honoured during the induction dinner at the Metcalfe Centre in Maxville.
Members of the Agricultural Wall of Fame who will have tickets to sell are Robert D. MacDonald (613-525-3471), Dougal MacLeod (613-525-2327), Warren MacIntosh (613-527-5355), Jack Fraser (613-527-2572), Ray Howes (613-528-4320), Clark McCuaig (613-347-2653), Walter McIntosh (613-528-4694), Carolyn McRae (613-347-2698) and Sharon McDonell (613-347-3981).
This week, in the last of a series of articles, profiles Carman Luther Rowe (1905-1995).
Carman Rowe purchased Roweselm Farm from his father in 1929, after his marriage to Freda Shouldice.
Carman had registered Holstein cattle, shipping milk to Borden’s in Montreal. A generator powered the milking machine in the barn. Pigs, turkeys and eggs were also produced on the farm; 1,500 chicks were picked up in February, and eggs were shipped to Canada Packers each week. Also, a maple bush on the property supplied maple syrup.
Five children were raised -Melvin, Elinor, Helen, Thelma and Sheldon -- and all were involved with the farm.
Carman saw a need for farmland to be better managed, so he started a small business providing tile drainage to area farmers. Custom threshing was also done.
Carman and Freda were active members of Maxville United Church and the Maxville Curling Club. Carman passed away on November 21, 1995.