Edgar Spinney Archibald, agriculturalist (b at Yarmouth, NS 12 May 1885; d at Ottawa 23 Jan 1968). Archibald's greatest contribution to Canadian agriculture was his dedicated and active support of scientists in the Experimental Farms Service, of which he was director 1919-51.
Charles Gibb, horticulturist (b at Montréal 29 July 1845; d at Cairo, Egypt 8 Mar 1890). Poor health led Gibb to seek an outdoor occupation and in 1872 he established extensive orchards at Abbotsford, Qué, to study fruit culture and arboriculture, and to test plant material from abroad.
Jacob John Siemens, farmer, teacher, farm organizer (b at Altona, Man 23 May 1896; d Winnipeg, 12 July 1963). After attending the Manitoba Normal School, he taught school 1918-29, but then assumed management of the family farm and started to re-organize his liberal Mennonite community.
William Charles Good, farmer, co-operative and agrarian leader (b near Brantford, Ont 24 Feb 1876; d at Paris, Ont 16 Nov 1967). A student of social and religious issues and a member of a family long involved in farm organizations, Good was on the executive of the Farmers' Association in 1904.
Joseph Hiram Grisdale, agronomist (b at Ste-Marthe, Qué 18 Feb 1870; d at Iroquois, Ont 24 Aug 1939). Son of a farmer, trained at OAC and Iowa State Coll, Grisdale joined the staff of the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, in 1899, and in 1911 succeeded William SAUNDERS as director.