In­ductee known for di­verse farm­ing

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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.

Car­man Rowe

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