Awards

The Distinguished Service Award acknowledges outstanding breeders, educators, scientists and promoters within the livestock industry.

Continuous Service Award recipients are those who have made exceptional contributions to NPLC as members of the organization.

Lifetime Memberships are given to honor post-career leaders who have had a significant impact as NPLC members.

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

2017

Gregg Reisinger
Paint Horse Breeder

2015

Sherry Cole
Morgan Horse Breeder

2014

Joe Grisson
Pinto Horse Breeder
Indiana

Larry Tande
Holstein Leader
Minnesota

Dr. Robert Totusek
Beef Industry

2013

Bazy Tankersley
Arabian Horse Breeder
Tucson, AZ

Larry Mead
Sheep Breeder

2012

Irma Robertson
Holstien Association USA

Carol Rose
Quarter Horse Breeder
Gainesville, TX

2011

Kay Patterson
Llama Breeder
and Past ILR President
Sisters, OR

Bill Harlin
Tennessee Walking Horse Breeder
and Past TWHBEA President
College Grove, TN

2010

Larry V. Cundiff
Research Geneticist, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
Clay Center, NE

2009

Dr. Maynard Hoberg
Professor, Iowa State University
Ames, IA

2008

Stuart Rowe
Milking Shorthorn Breeder
Former Executive Secretary

William F. Borror
Angus Breeder
Gerber, CA

2007

Georgie Green
Morgan Horse Breeder
Past Association President

Dr. James Rooker, DVM
Arabian Horse Breeder
Past Association President

2006

Mr. Nolan Ryan
Hall of Fame Major League Pitcher
Livestock Rancher
Round Rock, TX

Mr. Robert Brown
Livestock Rancher
Throckmorton, TX

Mr. Norman Kohls
Livestock Breeder, Boer Goats
Eldorado, TX

2005

Robert Atkinson
Attorney
Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas
Springfield, MA

Dr. W.A. (Al) Cowan
(RETIRED)
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

2004

Jim Leachman
Livestock Rancher
Bozeman, MT

Salley Forbes
Red Angus Breeder
Sheridan, WY

2002

Ivan Strickler
Holstein Breeder
Iola, Kansas

2001

Dr. Ann Bowling
UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Davis, California

2000

Richard Clauss
Jersey Breeder
Hillmar, California

1999

Dr. Harlan D. Ritchie
Professor of Animal Science
Michigan State University

Dr. Jerry Caldwell
President, ImmGen, Inc
College Station, TX

1998

Lauren L. Christian
Professor of Animal Science
Iowa State University

Don Jobes, Jr
Assistant Manager
Houston Livestock Show

1997

Jack Ragsdale
North American International Livestock Exposition, President
Southerland Farms, Retired Manager
Prospect, KY

1996

Dr. Joe Garrett
American International Charolais Association
Executive Vice President

1995

Dr. Clyde Stormont
Stormont Laboratories, Inc. 
Chairman of the Board

Harold Workman
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
President & Chief Executive Officer

1994

John McKnight
Breed, Livestock Sales, Consultant
International Brangus Breeders Association, Inc.

George Opperman
Director, U.S. Livestock Genetics Exports, Inc.
Secretary Treasurer (RETIRED)
Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association of USA (RETIRED)

1993

Zane Akins
Holstein Association (Retired), Secretary/Treasurer
NPLC & Akins & Associates
The Villages, FL

1992

Dr. Earl Peterson
Vice President Finance and Administration
National Cattleman's Association
Denver, Colorado

1991

Dr. T. D. "Dusty" Rich
Beef Nutritionist
Moorman Manufacturing Company
Liberty, Missouri

1990

Marvin Kruse
Cheif Executive Officer
Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders' Association (RETIRED)
American Milking Shorthorn Society (RETIRED)

1989

Dr. Frank Baker
Senior Associate
Winrock International
Morrilton, Arkansas

1988

B. C. "Bud" Snidow
Assistant Secretary
American Hereford Association (RETIRED)

1986

Richard E. Nelson
Executive for Domestic Affairs
Holstein Association of American

1985

Harold Boucher
Executive Secretary
Hampshire Swine Registry and Secretary Treasurer
National Society of Livestock Record Association

1984

James F. Cavanaugh
Executive Secretary
American Jersey Cattle Club

Carroll Plager
George A. Hormel
Retired Hog Buyer, Extension Agent, Consultant

1983

William D. Knox
Editor
Hoard's Dairyman
Fort Atkinson, WI

Charles J. Cronan, Jr.
Executive Secretary
American Saddlebred Horse Association (RETIRED)

1982

Pete Swaffer
Executive Secretary
American Shorthorn Association (RETIRED)

1981

Robert Rumler
Executive Secretary

 

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Continuous Service Award Recipients

2017

Amy Smith
American Berkshire Association
West Lafayette, Indiana


2011

Debbie Fuentes
Registrar and Senior Director Registry Services
Arabian Horse Association
Auroro, CO

2010

John Meyer
CEO
Holstein Association USA
Brattleboro, VT

2008

Craig Huffhines
Executive Vice President
American Hereford Association
Kansas City, MO

2006

Mr. Darrell Anderson
Chief Executive Officer
National Swine Registry
Lafayette, IN

 

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Lifetime Members

Sharon McLin

Shire Horse Breeder
Colorado

Zane Akins

Secretary/Treasurer NPLC (RETIRED)
Holstein Association

Darrell Anderson

Chief Executive Officer (RETIRED)
National Swine Registry

Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association, Inc.

Executive Director P.A. Rickards
Agricultural Business Research Institute
University of New England
Armidale, NSW 2351 Australia

Ronald Blackwell

Former Executive Vice President
American Quarter Horse Association

Wayne Bollum

National Sales Manager
Beef & National Hog Farmer

James Cavanaugh

Former Executive Secretary
American Jersey Cattle Club 

Ralph Clark

Resident Officer (RETIRED)
Arabian Horse Registry of America, Inc.

Maurice E. Core

(RETIRED)
American Jersey Cattle Club

Mr. John Crouch

Executive Vice President (RETIRED)
American Angus Association 

H.H."Hop" Dickenson

(RETIRED)
American Hereford Association

Gary Griffith

Executive Director of Registration (RETIRED)
American Quarter Horse Association 

George Harris

Executive Secretary (RETIRED)
Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association 

Dr. Roger Hunsley

(RETIRED)
American Shorthorn Association 

Roger Klamfoth

Chief Executive Officer (RETIRED)
Appaloosa Horse Club of America 

Gene Kuykendall

Executive Vice President (RETIRED)
Beefmaster Breeders Universal 

Dr. Roger Neitzel

Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association

Patricia Nichols

Executive Secretary (RETIRED)
American Saddlebred Horse Association 

Ed Roberts

(RETIRED)
American Paint Horse Association

Mr. Carl Romer

(RETIRED)
American Goat Society 

Mr. Paul Swaffer

(RETIRED)
American Hereford Association 

Don Treadway

Executive Vice President (RETIRED)
American Quarter Horse Association

Mr. Robert Wiebe

Maxxam Analytics Inc.
Guelph, ON Canada 

 

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