August 25, 2023
Farmers like coming to the Farm Progress Show, but matching year to location can sometimes test our collective memories. We’ve rounded up this list to help jog your memory. See how many of these shows you or your family attended:
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 and 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 and Roy Johnson, Greenfield, Ind.
1977: Maurice Crawford, Robert Jones, Stewart Brothers, Washington, Iowa
1978 Phil Deal and Jim Micenheimer, Taylorville, Ill.
1979: Lincoln Priebe, Crawfordsville, Ind.
1980: Bill New, Gerlach Brothers and Ernie Otto, Nevada, Iowa
1981: Schachtrup Farms, Steve Mottaz and Virginia McClouth, Brimfield, Ill.
1982: Foutch, Helderle and Meadors Farms, Wolcott, Ind.
1983: Dostal, Meythaler, Mollenhaur, Hoskins and Taube Farms, Marion, Iowa
1984: Keith, Melson, Sepp and Rogers Farms, Fisher, Ill.
1985: Carl Martin and Tom Haase Farms, Knightstown, Ind.
1986: Holland, Twedt, Stall and Cory Farms, Alleman, Iowa (Canceled due to rain)
1987: Holland, Twedt, Stall and Cory Farms, Alleman, Iowa
1988: Ackland, Fyke, Haub, Kirk and Reiss Farms, West Brooklyn, Ill.
1989: Weaver and Krom Farms, Rochester, Ind.
1990: Amana Farms Inc., Amana, Iowa
1991: Harris, Orris and Boggs Farms, Dalton City, Ill.
1992: Sherrill, Gelfius, Friedersdorf, Arnholt, Newsom and Fiesbeck Farms, Columbus, Ind.
1993: Amana Farms Inc., Amana, Iowa
1994: G.J. Mecherle Trust, Pitts and Kinsella Farms, Bloomington, Ill.
1995: Jarvis Farms, Inc., Terre Haute, Ind.
1996: Amana Farms Inc., Amana, Iowa
1997: Kennedy, Frye, Bedeker and Muffler Farms, Seneca, Ill.
1998: MetLife, and 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 and Smit Farms, Lafayette, Ind.
2002: Holland, Stall, Twedt, Lande Farms, Alleman, Iowa
2003: Gernand and 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
In 2007, the show returned to Decatur, Ill., and started rotating between permanent sites in Decatur and Boone, Iowa. In 2020, the in-person Farm Progress Show was replaced by a virtual show, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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