Distinguished Farm Award
The Distinguished Farm Award (P.Ag. status not required) – This is awarded to a farm that has made significant contributions to the agriculture industry. These contributions may be through involvement with industry organizations, special projects and through innovative and progressive farming practices that have contributed to the advancement of the agriculture industry in Nova Scotia.
To be eligible for this award, the farm must be registered as a registered farm with the Province of Nova Scotia.
*With the Honours and Awards Banquet postponed until November 2020, nominations will now be accepted until October 1, 2020
Past award winners are:
1990- Peter Clarke
1991- Bill McCurdy
1992- Robert Cooper
1993- Peter Van Oostrum
1994- Ted Mattie
1995- David and Karen Dickinson
1996- Earl Kidston
1997- Bruce Rand
1998- Gilbert and Dorothy Allen
1999- Bill and Mary Swetman
2000- Barron and Debbie Blois and Family
2001- Charles and Doris Keddy and Family
2002- Jim and Ferne Austin and Family
2003- Andy Vermeulen
2004- Rolf Meine
2005- Frazer and Angela Hunter
2006- John Vissers and Eli Harbers
2007- Garry Van den Heuvel & Family
2008- Case & Reik Van Dyk & Family
2009- Greg and Suzanne Gerrits & Family
2010- John and Trudy Eisses & Family
2011- Robbie Sutherland, Mary MacPhee & Family
2012- Norbert Kungl, Minga Mintz & Family
2013- Sawler Gardens
2014- Sugar Moon Farms
2015- Spurr Brothers Farm Ltd.
2016- Cornwallis Farms Ltd.
2017- West River Holsteins
2018- Melvin Farms
2019 – K.B. Kinsmen & Sons Ltd.