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Here's your chance to help us with the 2015 Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days programs

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.

Photos welcome
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 [email protected]

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

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