University of Saskatchewan, 1987, MSc, Animal Science
University of British Columbia, 1981, BSc, Agriculture (Animal Science/Range Management)
Larry Thomas was born in 1959 in North York, Ont. He moved to Whonnock, BC, in 1964 then to North Vancouver in 1970. In 1981 Larry received a BSc (Agr) with a Major in Animal Science/Range Management).
After working with the BC Forest Service Range Division at Kamloops for four years Larry moved eastward to earn an MSc in Animal Science at the University of Saskatchewan in 1987. His area of specialization was beef management and nutrition, his thesis title being “Factors Affecting the Nutrition of Grazing Cattle”. He then moved to the Alberta foothills in 1987 and worked with the Horse Industry branch of Alberta Agriculture until appointed as field editor with the Canadian Cattlemen Magazine in 1988. He is currently associate editor of this monthly national beef industry publication. He is a member of the Agricultural Institute of Canada.
Awards won for his editorial and press work include the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation bronze award press editorial (1996); the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation gold award press editorial (1997); and the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation gold award press feature (1999).
Larry lives on a small farm southwest of Calgary in the foothills with his spouse Leslie Timmons. “No kids (I reckon a direct consequence of my years as an Aggie) , 4 horses, 2 dogs, one house cat and too many barn cats, although no mice for miles I presume”.