Niagara Agricultural Society

Niagara Agricultural Society (HM2L3C)

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N 43° 15.297', W 79° 4.234'

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1792 - 1805

The first organization devoted to the improvement of agriculture in Ontario was founded at Niagara. Its original name, the Agricultural Society of Upper Canada, reflected Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe's hope that it would become a province-wide organization. Its members, mostly merchants, politicians, clergymen and gentlemen farmers, met regularly for dinner and discussion. They imported new variety of fruit trees to the Niagara peninsula in 1794 and sponsored the province's first agricultural fair in Queenston in 1799. The society folded in 1805 and left its collection of reference books to the Niagara Library. Although the society was short-lived, its scientific approach to farming anticipated the work of regional agricultural societies run by farmers after 1820.
HM NumberHM2L3C
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 656615 N 4790934
Decimal Degrees43.25495000, -79.07056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 15.297', W 79° 4.234'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 15' 17.82" N, 79° 4' 14.04" W
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