On 20 August 1970, Egil Øyjord demonstrated his self-propelled seed drill for the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 1970, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug. To the left Oddvar Aresvik who was a good friend of Dr. Borlaug.
In a letter of November 13. 1970, Borlaug wrote to Øyjord: ..”It will be a pleasure to work with you and IAMFE in the furtherance of the green revolution”. In a statement of December 22, 1970, Dr. Borlaug wrote: ”The small plot seeders have been very helpful in increasing the reliability of experimental results in India, Tunisia, Lebanon, etc.”
In 1972, Dr. Borlaug awarded Egil Øyjord the Mexican issued “Green Revolution Medal”.