A retired Manitoba agrologist and sheep farmer, an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada rangeland biologist and a farmer-turned-Grazing Club whiz represent Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association’s (MFGA) second-ever inductee class to the MFGA Wall of Fame, announced today at the MFGA Annual General Meeting as the organization’s fifth annual regenerative agriculture conference kicked off.


- Henry Nelson: Category: Producer: Organizational Leadership

- Mae Elsinger: Category: Government: Agriculture Research Leadership

- Michael Thiele: Category: Producer: Peer to Peer Leadership

“MFGA is proud of our history that is such a key part of who we are and has really helped us establish where we are today as an organization,” said Lawrence Knockaert, MFGA chair. “Before we started this last year, MFGA had no real documented celebration of our history and excellence of contributions to the organization. This brings those historic contributions to the forefront and allows the organization to celebrate those that have helped us get where we are today.”

The 2022 class brings the number of MFGA Wall of Fame honourees to eight over the two years of the tribute-intended designation. The MFGA Wall of Fame resides on MFGA.net. Knockaert said the nominations were collected in conversations and at board meetings and the elected 2022 group was unanimously approved by MFGA board members during meetings leading up to the MFGA AGM. He said a main criterion of the induction process is that the inductees cannot be current board members or staff members.