Distinguished Service Award Recipients

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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

Gary Griffith
Quarter Horse Association
Amarillo, TX

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 CT.
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


Retired Manager, Southerland Farms, 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 & Assoicates, 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
Holstein-Friesian Association, Retired

 

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Latest update: October 12, 2011

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