Wallace J. (Wally) Knapp

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About the Interviewee: 
Served 2 years as Assistant Ag. Rep. for Perth County. Returned to farming in 1950. Member of the Ontario Milk Commission 1973-1984, Agricultural Manager of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 1985-1992
Abstract: 

Wally Knapp grew up on a dairy farm in Waterloo County.  He graduated from OAC in 1948.  He entered college in Sept.1944, just as the Air Force was leaving the campus and the influx of returning service personnel was beginning.  He comments on the mixing of his class with the larger classes that followed, including initiation and college life. Following graduation, Wally served for two years as the Assistant Ag. Rep. for Perth County. He returned to the home farm in the spring of 1950 and shortly thereafter switched from Ayrshires to Holsteins. During his thirty-five year career as a dairy farmer he was active as a 4-H Club Leader and in the Waterloo County Federation of Agriculture. Wally was proud of his involvement with the Holstein Friesian Association of Canada. He judged many major Holstein shows in Canada and internationally and commented on his off-shore experiences. He served as a member of the Ontario Milk Commission from 1973 to 1984. Following the sale of his Holstein herd in 1985, he became Agricultural Manager of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, retiring from this position in 1992.

Grad Year: 
1948
College : 
OAC
Interview Date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2000
Interviewer: 
E. Brubaker
Call Number: 
RE1 UOG A1340123