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Ralph Erdman

Erdman Ralph Erdman was born in Barons in 1913. He completed his elementary and high school at the Barons Consolidated School. He was awarded his Diploma in Agriculture form the Claresholm School of Agriculture in 1930. He also received his B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Alberta in 1936. Erdman then earned his M. Sc. In 1938. He worked with the Soils Department of the University of Alberta for 10 years. In 1947 he became the Soil Specialist for the University of Lethbridge Experimental farm. Ralph Erdman was also the Assessor for the M.D. of Willow Creek, Claresholm. He moved to Lethbridge in 1951. He was interested in exhibiting grain at many different shows in 1956. In 1956 and again in 1957, Erdman won the Reserve Championship for in wheat in the Chicago International Exposition, when he brought samples of durum wheat. In 1961, he was honored with winning the World's Wheat Grand Championship at the Toronto Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, when once again he brought a sample of his prized Stewart Durum wheat weighing 68 pounds to the bushel.

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