New home for Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame gallery

The Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame (OAHF) has relocated its gallery to a new home in Guelph.

The OAHF gallery has recently been installed at 1 Stone Road West, Guelph on the main floor, near the conference centre. This is the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) building located at the corner of Stone Road and Gordon Street in Guelph. The new gallery wall displays the two most recent years of inductees, along with sponsor and supporter information.

“We’re very excited to have our inductees so prominently displayed in the OMAFRA building,” said Kelly Daynard, current president of the OAHF. “The gallery has increased visibility and easy accessibility which allows us to better profile, and honour past, current and future inductees.”

“It is the mission of (OAHF) to acknowledge, record and preserve the contributions made by leaders to the growth and development of Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food industry and rural communities across the province,” said Daynard. “There isn’t a better home for the OAHF than the government building, where those who had an impact on Ontario agriculture can be showcased.”

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, an official opening has not been possible.

The OAHF first opened in 1980 with nine inductees, before growing to what it is today. It was previously housed in Guelph at the Ontario AgriCentre since 2016, and in Milton for almost 40 years before that.

The next induction ceremony will take place on June 12, 2022. More information will be made available on the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame’s website at