North Carolina Agricultural
Hall of Fame Inductees
JASPER EDGAR WINSLOW
August 10, 1881 - April 6, 1958
Jasper Edgar Winslow possessed foresight, courage and determination to place tobacco economy on a sound basis. More than a decade before the depression initiated federal controls for tobacco production, Mr. Winslow advocated them. His proposals fell on deaf ears until the 1930s when President Roosevelt formed a blue-ribbon committee to rebuild agriculture. Writing provisions for tobacco controls in the 1938 Triple-A Act was left largely in Committee Member Winslow's capable hands; and the program he penned is substantially unaltered thirty years later.
Born in Wayne County, Mr. Winslow grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Earlham College at Richmond, Indiana, and then went into newspapering and banking before a love for the out-of-doors instigated his return to North Carolina. In his native state he first opened a livestock business, then went into farming where he became one of the largest tobacco growers in North Carolina. He was a leader in formation of the North Carolina Farm Bureau, was elected its first president, served for 10 years, then was named President Emeritus for life. He served as a member of the State Board of Agriculture, a director of the Flue-Cured Tobacco Stabilization Corporation and supported the campaign to form Tobacco Associates. This public-spirited man worked constantly and unselfishly for the good of all farmers; and his career is best summed up, perhaps by a fellow worker and close friend sho said: "I do not know of anyone who has done so much for so many and at his own expense."
AGRICULTURAL HALL OF FAME