Murray, Robert

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Murray, Robert

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Robert Murray was a 1952 graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Agriculture and a distinguished berry crop specialist. Born and raised on his family’s dairy farm in Scotsburn, Pictou County, he completed his education at McGill University in 1954 before commencing a forty-year career with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. Murray was the primary contact for berry crop producers across the province and lectured at NSAC. Among the awards he received for his life's work are: a long-service award from the province; an award from the Nova Scotia Strawberry Growers Association; the Distinguished Agrologist Award; the NSIA Distinguished Life Membership Award; and NSAC’s Alumni Volunteer of the Year. After retiring as a berry crop specialist, he established Murray Consulting Services and wrote several books, including Nova Scotia Cranberry History & Development and Tangled Vine: Wine Growing in Nova Scotia. He has volunteered with the Boy Scouts; the Windsor & Truro Gyro Club; North American Strawberry Growers Association; Atlantic Agricultural Hall of Fame; the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists; and the Agricultural Institute of Canada. He has also been an active member of the Postal History Society of Nova Scotia; the Postal History Society of Canada; Colchester Historical Society; and the Truro Philatelic Society.


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