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Ordre du Mérite agricole (The Order of Agricultural Merit)

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The Order of Agricultural Merit (French: Ordre du Mérite agricole) is an order of merit bestowed by the French Republic for outstanding contributions to agriculture. When it was created in 1883, it was second in importance only to the Legion of Honour within the French order of precedence.

Partial list of recipients:

Queen Anne, Queen Consort of Romania Gerrit Braks Princess Caroline, Princess of Hanover Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Jean Dupuy Jules Gravereaux Jean-Paul Huchon Christine Lagarde Stéphane Le Foll René Renou

Christian Bind Dominique Levy Ernest Vaux Luu Meng Pierre Galet John C. H. Lee Will Studd

Philippe Adnot Yann Arthus-Bertrand Florian Bellanger Wina Born Laura Calder Priyam Chatterjee Jean-Pierre Chessé Jacques Chirac Elizabeth David Vasily Dokuchaev Alice Feiring Patricia Gallagher Thomas Harvey Gill Henry S. Graves Michel Guérard Hermann Jaeger Rita Jammet Richard Juhlin Eugène Leguen de Lacroix Patrick Levaye Bernard Loiseau Kermit Lynch Christian André Monchatre Brian Morrissey Thomas Volney Munson Roland Passot Louis Pasteur Jacques Pépin Paul Prudhomme Jean Rochefort Wolfram Siebeck Lyle F. Watts Jean Wiener Jon Winroth

Unknown rank:
Jean Carmet Catherine Deneuve Paul Morand Roger Peyrefitte Charles Semblat Michel Serrault