Awards

    Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award Recipients

    Year

    Name

    Title

    Company/University

    1977

    Robert W. Reneker

    Chairman

    Esmark, Inc.

    1978

    Everette B. Harris

    President

    Chicago Merchantile Exchange

    1979

    Ray Kroc

    Chairman

    McDonald's Corp.

    1980

    James C. Thomson

    Editor

    Prairie Farmer

    1981

    Brooks McCormick

    President

    International Harvester

    1982

    Orville Bentley

    Dean

    UofI College of ACES

    1983

    Lewis B. Pierce

     

    Aberdeen-Angus Breeder

    1984

    John Block

     

    United States Secretary of Agriculture

    1985

    Clayton Yeutter

     

    United States Trade Representative

    1986

    Orion Samuelson

    Farm Broadcaster

    WGN

    1987

    John Campbell

    Dean

    UofI College of ACES

    1988

    James W. Gill

     

    Commodity Analyst

    1990

    R. James Hildreth

    Managing Director

    Farm Foundation

    1991

    Dwayne O. Andreas

    Chief Executive Officer

    Archer Daniels Midland

    1992

    Robert L. Thompson

    Dean

    Purdue University Agriculture School

    1994

    Barbara Valerious

    Superintendent

    CHAS

    1995

    Harold Guither

    Agricultural Economist

    UofI College of ACES

    1999

    Neil E. Harl

    Agricultural Economist

    Iowa State University

    2001

    Warren K. Wessels

    Assoc. Professor & Asst. Dean

    UofI College of ACES

    2002

    Kim Morton

     

    UofI College of ACES

    2005

    Robert Thompson

     

    UofI College of ACES

    2006

    Robert Easter

     

    UofI College of ACES

    2008

    Walter J. Armbruster

     

    Farm Foundation

    2009

    James F. Evans

     

    UofI College of ACES

    2010

    Darrel Good

     

    UofI College of ACES

    2014

    Bill Johnson

    Agriculture Professor

    Joliet Junior College

    2016

    Mike Duffy

    Emeritus Professor

    Iowa State University

    2017

    Jeffrey Martin

    Farmer

    Martin Family Farms

     

    Plowman of the Year Award Recipients

    1984 Robert Nickel
    1985 Hugh Martin
    1986 Glenn Anderson
    1987 Glenn Moody
    1990 John Damisch
    1991 Porter Martin
    1993 James Berry
    1996 Davis Palmer
    2001 William Green
    2002 Joan Centlivre
    2006 Jeff Martin
    2008 Richard Schell
    2009 James Ward
    2010 Dave Mowers
    2012 Colleen Callahan
    2013 George Heck
    2014 Brian Shea
    2016 Andrew Holstine
    2017 Eric Rund