The honour was posthumous for George and Ruth Bieber, a vital farm couple in the Palmyra area who gave generously of their time and talent to serve their community in civic and community service. Their efforts were aimed to educate and inspire the next generation of farmers and to promote agriculture in the former Orford Township.
Robert Lawrence Kerr is a forward thinking pioneer of new agricultural practices to produce healthy food. As well, he is a learner and an innovator of Organic crop production methods and has shared his expertise widely.
Dr. Arthur (Art) William Schaafsma is a cash crop farmer, author and speaker who has overseen research, teaching, extension, and business development at the Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph, and has consulted on insect and disease management strategies provincially, nationally, and globally.