I'm starting work on the 2015 Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days programs and I could use some help.
Besides the usual and necessary information such as directions, daily schedules, etc., we like to jazz up the programs with interesting historical information. One such feature is the list of past Farm Progress Shows. We'd love to hear your comments and memories from shows you have attended in the past.
You could tell us how many shows you have attended, which ones stand out as especially useful to you, you could relate some unique exhibits you've seen, etc.
We'd be especially interested in experiences from shows from years ago, before the show was located on the semi-permanent sites at Boone, Iowa and Decatur, Illinois.
I'm adding the list of past Farm Progress Shows here to help jog your memory.
We don't publish a list of past Husker Harvest Days because it's always at the same site near Grand Island, Nebraska, since 1978. But, we'd still love to hear your stories about visiting that show as well.
Have you taken photos of you and your family, friends at the shows, or special exhibits? Send us those photos and we may publish them with your comments in the programs.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Which shows do your remember?
1953 Earl Bass, Armstrong, Ill.
1954 Miles Martin, Camden, Ind.
1955 Whitman Taylor, Belvidere, Ill.
1956 Francis Lane, Greencastle, Ind.
1957 Frank Simpson, Farmer City, Ill.
1958 Warren North, Brookston, Ind.
1959 Earl Elijah, Clarence, Iowa
1960 Donald Baltz, Joliet, Ill.
1961 Rollin Stewart, Rensselaer, Ind.
1962 Everett Smith, Blairsburg, Iowa
1963 James Yorty, Morton, Ill.
1964 Warren North, Brookston, Ind.
1965 Bill Fry, Van Horne, Iowa
1966 Frank Simpson, Farmer City, Ill.
1967 LeRoy Keesling, Chalmers, Ind.
1968 Robert & Roger Clause, Grand Junction, Iowa
1969 James Cravens, Buffalo, Ill.
1970 Gerald Tarnow, Rolling Prairie, Ind.
1971 Bill Fry, Van Horne, Iowa
1972 Inness Farm, Galesburg, Ill.
1973 Hoffman Farm, Lebanon, Ind.
1974 Dale Ricke, Vincent, Iowa
1975 James Willrett, Malta, Ill.
1976 Caryl Shelby & Roy Johnson, Greenfield, Ind.
1977 Maurice Crawford, Stewart Brothers, Robert Jones, Washington, Iowa
1978 Phil Deal & Jim Micenheimer, Taylorville, Ill.
1979 Lincoln Priebe, Crawfordsville, Ind.
1980 Bill New, Gerlach Brothers & Ernie Otto, Nevada, Iowa
1981 Schachtrup Farms, Virginia McClouth, & Steve Mottaz, Brimfield, Ill.
1982 Foutch, Helderle & Meadors Farms, Wolcott, Ind.
1983 Dostal, Meythaler, Mollenhaur, Hoskins & Taube Farms, Marion, Iowa
1984 Keith, Melson, Sepp & Rogers Farms, Fisher, Ill.
1985 Carl Martin & Tom Haase Farms, Knightstown, Ind.
1986 Holland, Twedt, Stall & Cory Farms, Alleman, Iowa (Cancelled due to rain)
1987 Holland, Twedt, Stall & Cory Farms, Alleman, Iowa
1988 Ackland, Fyke, Haub, Kirk & Reiss Farms, West Brooklyn, Ill.
1989 Weaver & Krom Farms, Rochester, Ind.
1990 Amana Farms Inc., Amana, Iowa
1991 Harris, Orris & Boggs Farms, Dalton City, Ill.
1992 Sherrill, Gelfius, Friedersdorf, Arnholt, Newsom & Fiesbeck Farms, Columbus, Ind.
1993 Amana Farms Inc., Amana, Iowa
1994 G. J. Mecherle Trust, Pitts & Kinsella Farms, Bloomington, Ill.
1995 Jarvis Farms, Inc., Terre Haute, Ind.
1996 Amana Farms Inc., Amana, Iowa
1997 Kennedy, Frye, Bedeker & Muffler Farms, Seneca, Ill.
1998 MetLife & Alan, Rachel, Leon and Beverly Baird, Windfall, Ind.
1999 Amana Farms Inc., Amana, Iowa
2000 Powers Farms/Bank One of Springfield, Cantrall, Ill.
2001 Kemper & Smit Farms, Lafayette, Ind.
2002 Holland, Stall, Twedt, Lande Farms, Alleman, Iowa
2003 Gernand & Clark Farms, Armstrong, Ill.
2004 Holland, Stall, Twedt, Lande Farms, Alleman, Iowa
2005 Brix, Padrutt, Richland College, Decatur, Ill.
2006 Amana Farms Inc., Amana, Iowa
2007 Brix, Padrutt, Richland College, Progress City, Decatur, Ill.
2008 Ziel, Isaacson and Schoff families, Central Iowa Expo, Boone, Iowa
2009 Brix, Padrutt, Richland College, Progress City, Decatur, Ill.
2010 Ziel, Isaacson and Schoff families, Central Iowa Expo, Boone, Iowa
2011 Brix, Padrutt, Richland College, Progress City, Decatur, Ill.
2012 Ziel, Isaacson and Schoff families, Central Iowa Expo, Boone, Iowa
2013 Brix, Padrutt, Richland College, Progress City, Decatur, Ill.
2014 Ziel, Isaacson and Schoff families, Central Iowa Expo, Boone, Iowa