Fulton County Agricultural Hall of Fame

Enshrinement in to the Agriculture Hall of Fame is the highest recognition awarded for the many outstanding agricultural leaders and farmers of Fulton County. The number of inductees honored each year is at the discretion of the Committee.

Qualification for the selection into the Hall of Fame requires an individual that has been or currently is dedicated to the improvement of American Agriculture.

Candidates come from the ranks of 4-H and F.F.A. advisors, Extension personnel, Farmers, and Agri-business people. Candidates can be male or female, living or deceased, with age being no barrier. Some will have lived and worked their entire lives in Fulton County; others may have only resided or worked in Fulton County for a short period of time.

The Hall of Fame Committee is comprised of representatives from the following local organizations: Fulton County Agricultural Society, Co-op Extension, Vo-Ag, Historical Society, Cattlemen’s Association, Pork Chop Club, Dairy Service Unit, Farm Bureau and the Granges. The Hall of Fame member plaques are on display during the fair in the Merchant #2 building just north of the grandstand.

Application forms are available at the Fulton County Extension office and must be returned by July 15.

Hall of Fame Members

1983
Clark Biddle
Wilbur Bruner
Glen Galaway
Ralph Howard
1984
Dr. Robert Bay
Sylvanus Lugbill
L. Lyle Spiess
Shirley Wilson
1985
Dr. James Boydston
LeRoy (Jack) Bratton
Tyni Hummel
Clair Jones
Denver Stuckey
1986
Dr. Glenwood Carr
Fred Duncan
Willard Gerig
Ira Jones
1987
Lowell Geringer
Leon Lugbill
Keith Miller
David Reed
1988
Walter Bates
Ansel Emmons
Ed Green
George Hershberger
Frank VonSeggern Jr.
1989
Lowell Brehm
Jim Figy
Elisa Frey
1990
Paul Barnaby
Norman Bratton
LeRoy Leininger
Otto Roth
1991
R. C. Howard
Louise Jones
Dr. Earl Kantner
Maynard Rufenacht
1992
Robert L Allen
Carl Bratton
Theo Leininger
Charles Lugbill
Dale A. Schroeder
1993
Clifford Henricks
Harold Sager
George L Spiess
1994
Norris Andre
Carl Buehrer
Lawrence McClarren
1995
Kenneth Cooley
Melvin Krill
Hollis Shaffer
Paul zumFelde
1996
Lyle Condon
Mahlon E Miller
Fredrick W. Shininger
James V. Willson
1997
Robert Batdorf
Vincent Gillen
Howard Earl Morr
James Spiess
1998
William Borton
Neree Emmons
Loren Pennington
Vernon Mull
1999
Owen Carroll
Graydon Myers
Larry Pennington
Henry zumFelde
2000
Kenneth Burris
M. Demont Mohler
Gerald Snyder
Donald O’Neil
2001
Dale Johnston
Richard Mull
Everett Ricker
Carol Willson
2002
Robert Falor
Gale Gillen
Jacob Hess
Darrel Knisely
2003
Charles E Beck
Raymond Peters
Roger Rupp
John H. Trowbridge
2004
Clayton Gleckler
Keith Humbert
Duane Knisely
James M. McDonnall
2005
Olen V. Genter
Marlin Rufenacht
Jim Savage
Ron Stuckey
2006
Curtis Johnson
Warren Kahrs
William O’Neil
Gene Paterson
2007
D.R. Purkey
Clifford Shelt
Roger Snyder
Richard (Dick) Tedrow
2008
Maury Callender
Robert Carroll
Roger D Crossgrove
Paul W. Robinson
2009
Dean Nofziger
John Poulson
Larry Storeholder
2010
Jim Rufenacht
Randy Crowl
Jerry McDonnall
Chuck Riegsecke
2011
Gene Burkholder
Greg Labarge
Rick Raab
Richard Snyder
2012
Geraldine Emmons
Corwin Rufenacht
Michael Holland
John Gaynor
2013
Jeanne Johnson
Robert Frye
Richard Henricks
Chris Liechty
2014
Lloyd Graber
Harold Holland
Maurice Jones
William Shinninger
2015
Edward Garrow
Jay Beck
Dr. Forshey
Paul Andre
2016
Walter Lange
Kathy Leininger (Posthumous)
A. Bill Serna
Jane Wyse