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Commercial Producer of the Year Award Honor Roll

The following list contains nominees for the BIF Commercial Producer of the Year Award. Each year's winner(s) is listed first and highlighted in bold.

2016

Plum Thicket Farms, Gordon, Nebraska
Hobbs Ranch, Penokee, Kansas
Lovers Lane Farms, Moorefield, West Virgini
a SingleTree Ranch, New Castle, Colorado
Triple M Farm, Moundville, Alabama


2015

Woodbury Farms, Quenemo, Kansas
Goose Creek Valley Farms, Lynchburg, Virginia
Winslow Farms, Autaugaville, Alabama
Woodward Hi-Altitude Cattle, Bailey, Colorado


2014

CB Farms Family Partnership, Preston, Kansas
Hansen Family Ranches, Livermore, Colorado
James Kean, Louisa, Virginia
XA Cattle Company, Moorefield, Nebraska


2013

Darnall Ranch Inc., Harrisburg, Nebraska
Berk-Mar Farm, New Canton, Virginia
Irsik Ranch, Cimarron, Kansas
Mayer Ranch, Guymon, Oklahoma
Roberts Farms, Corning, Iowa
Rosen's XL Farm, Ruscaloosa, Alabama
Wood Ranch, Coleman, Oklahoma


2012

Maddux Cattle Co., Wauneta, Nebraska
Carswell-Nichols Herefords, Alton, Kansas
Five Dot Ranch, Standish, California
Glenmary Farm, Rapidan, Virginia
H&T Bies Cattle Co., Rapid City, South Dakota
Jones Bros. Farm, Prattville, Alabama
Kempfer Cattle Co., Saint Cloud, Florida
Matador Cattle Co., Wichita, Kansas
Slykhuis Farms, Raleigh, Illinois


2011

Quinn Cow Co., Chadron, Nebraska
Bambarger Cattle Farm, Northport, Alabama
Durheim Ranch, Ellendale, North Dakota
E. Roen Ranches, Knights Ferry, California
Larson Angus Ranch, Sharon Springs, Kansas
Leavitt Lake Ranches, Vina, California
Silver Spur Ranch, Encampment, Wyoming


2010

Downey Ranch, Kansas
Stan & Lisa Buzzard, Illinois
G.W. Jones & Sons Farms, Alabama
M&B Limousin, Missouri
Duane Martin Livestock, California
Optimal Beef LLC, Virginia


2009

JHL Ranch, Nebraska
Anderson Land & Cattle, Kansas
Tom Bengard Ranches, California
Joe Davis Cattle Farm, South Carolina
Freedom Hills Ranch, Illinois
Gale Rippey Farms, Virginia
Slusher Valley Farms, Virginia
Stephens Farm, Alabama


2008

Kniebel Farms & Cattle Co., Kansas
CL Ranches Ltd., Alberta, Canada
Eatinger Cattle Co. Inc., Nebraska
Frank Farms, Colorado
Genereux Ranch, Montana
Jack Giltner, Iowa
Hollow Hill Farm, Virginia
JL Cattle Co., Colorado
Otley Bros. Inc., Oregon
Toland's River Oak Ranch, Illinois
Tom Bengard Ranches, California
Win Parmer Ranch, Alabama


2007

Broseco Ranch, Texas
4Z Farms, Kansas
CK Ranch, Kansas
Barry & Larry Dowell Families, Illinois
Eagle Rock Ranch, Colorado
Eatinger Cattle Co. Inc., Nebraska
JHL Ranch, Nebraska
Lacey Livestock, California
Lerwick Bros. LLC, Wyoming
MG Farms, Mississippi
Stuart Land & Cattle Co. of Virginia Inc.


2006

Pitchfork Ranch, Illinois
Duck Farm Inc., Virginia
Hunt Hill Cattle Co., Mississippi
McDorman Farms, Ohio
Rock Creek Ranch, Kansas
Sutherland Ranches, Colorado
Van Waardhuizen Inc., Iowa


2005

Prather Ranch, California
CK Ranch, Kansas
Diamond V Ranch, North Dakota
Dover Ranch, Montana
Gaines Farm, Alabama
Hillwinds Farm, Virginia
Krupps Farm, Illinois
Jack and Ila Mae Larson, Colorado
Mule Creek Ranch, Kansas
Paxton Ranch, Nebraska
Pontious Farms, Ohio
Shovel Dot Ranch, Nebraska
Wintergreen Farm, Iowa


2004

Olsen Ranches Inc., Nebraska
Burkhalter Cattle, Alabama
Doler Farm, Mississippi
LU Ranch, Wyoming
Namminga Angus, South Dakota
Nellwood Farms, Georgia
Prather Ranch, California
Blair Porteus & Sons, Ohio
Rx Ranch, Missouri
Schuette Farms, Illinois
Valdez Ranches, Colorado
Wickstrum Farms Inc., Kansas


2003

Tailgate Ranch, Kansas
Crider Salers, North Dakota
Mike Goldwasser, Virginia
Patterson Ranch, Colorado
W.S. Roberts & Sons, Indiana
Shriver Farms, Ohio
Stroud Farms, Alabama


2002

John & Terry Griffith, Connie Griffith, Kansas
Amana Farms Inc., Iowa
Kevin & Penny Bliler, Illinois
Reeves & Betsy Brown, Colorado
Larry & Nickie Buell, Homer & Darla Buell, Nebraska
Walter Nelson, Virginia
Oklahoma Dept. of Correction Agri-Services Division, Oklahoma
Jim & Peggy Price, Wyoming
C.C. "Bo" Torbert, Alabama
Norman Voyles & Family, Indiana
Craig & Margaret White, Iowa


2001

Henry & Hank Maxey, Virginia
Billy H. Bolding, Alabama
Mike & Tom Endress, Illinois
Paul McKie, Kansas


2000

Bill & Claudia Tucker, Virginia
Amana Farms Inc., Iowa
Tony Boothe, Alabama
Glenn Clabaugh, Wyoming
Connie, John & Terri Griffith, Kansas
Frank B. Labato, Colorado
Roger & Sharon Lamont & Doug & Shawn Lamont, South Dakota
Wayne & Chip Unsicker, Illinois


1999

Giles Family, Kansas
Mossy Creek Farm, Virginia

Glenn Baumann, North Dakota
Bill Boston, Illinois
C-J-R Christensen Ranches, Wyoming
Deseret Ranches, Alberta, Canada
Ken Fear Jr., Wyoming
Burt Guerrieri, Colorado
Karlen Family, South Dakota
Nick & Mary Klintworth, Nebraska
Iris, Bill & Linda Lipscomb, Alabama
MW Hereford Ranch, Nebraska


1998

Randy & Judy Mills, Kansas
Mike & Priscilla Kasten, Missouri

Amana Farms Inc., Iowa
Terry & Dianne Crisp, Alberta, Canada
Doug & Ann Deane, Patricia R. Spearman, Colorado
Jim & Carol Faulstich, South Dakota
James Gordon Fitzhugh, Wyoming
Holzapfel Family, California
Mike Kitley, Illinois
John B. Mitchell, Virginia
Wallace & Donald Schilke, North Dakota


1997

Merlin & Bonnie Anderson, Kansas
Joe C. Bailey, North Dakota
William R. "Bill" Brockett, Virginia
Arnie Hansen, Montana
Howard McAdams Sr. & Howard McAdams Jr., North Carolina
Rob Orchard, Wyoming
Bill Peters, California
David Petty, Iowa
Rosemary Rounds & Marc & Pam Scarborough, South Dakota
Morey & Pat Van Hoecke, Minnesota


1996

Virgil & Mary Jo Huseman, Kansas
Jerry & Linda Bailey, North Dakota
Kory M. Bierle, South Dakota
Mavis Dummermuth, Iowa
Terry Stuart Forst, Oklahoma
Don W. Freeman, Alabama
Lois & Frank Herbst, Wyoming
M/M George A. Horkan Jr., Virginia
David Howard, Illinois
Q.S. Leonard, North Carolina
Ken & Rosemary Mitchell, Canada
James Sr., Jerry & James Petik, South Dakota
Ken Risler, Wisconsin


1995

Joe & Susan Thielen, Kansas
Walter Carlee, Alabama
Nicholas Lee Carter, Kentucky
Charles C. Clark Jr., Virginia
Greg & Mary Cunningham, Wyoming
Robert & Cindy Hine, South Dakota
Walter Jr. & Evidean Major, Kentucky
Delhert Ohnemus, Iowa
Olafson Brothers, North Dakota
Henry Stone, California
Jack Turnell, Wyoming
Tom Woodard, Texas


1994

Fran & Beth Dobitz, South Dakota
Bruce Hall, South Dakota
Lamar Ivey, Alabama
Gordon Mau, Iowa
Randy Mills, Kansas
W.W. Oliver, Virginia
Clint Reed, Wyoming
Stan Sears, California


1993

Jon Ferguson, Kansas
Andy Bailey, Wyoming
Leroy Beitelspacher, South Dakota
Glenn Calbaugh, Wyoming
Oscho Deal, North Carolina
Jed Dillard, Florida
Art Farley, Illinois
Walter Hunsuker, California
Nola & Steve Kleiboeker, Missouri
Jim Maier, South Dakota
Bill & Jim Martin, West Virginia
Ian & Alan McKillop, Ontario, Canada
George & Robert Pingetzer, Wyoming
Timothy D. Sutphin, Virginia
James A. Theeck, Texas
Gene Thiry, Manitoba, Canada


1992

Kopp Family, Oregon
Rary Boyd, Alabama
Charles Daniel, Missouri
Jed Dillard, Florida
John & Ingrid Fairhead, Nebraska
Dale J. Fischer, Iowa
E. Allen Grimes Family, North Dakota
Harold, Barbara & Jeff Marshall, Pennsylvania
Clinton E. Martin & Sons, Virginia
Lloyd & Pat Mitchell, Canada
William Van Tassel, Canada
James A. Theeck, Texas
Aquilla M. Ward, West Virginia
Albert Wiggins, Kansas
Ron Wiltshire, Canada


1991

Dave & Sandy Umbarger, Oregon
J.R. Anderson, Wisconsin
Mark Barenthsen, North Dakota
Ed & Rich Blair, South Dakota
Bollman Farms, Illinois
Murray A. Greaves, Canada
Russ Green, Wyoming
John E. Hanson Jr., California
James Hauff, North Dakota
Charles & Clyde Henderson, Missouri
Robert A. Nixon & Son, Virginia
Reuben & Connee Quinn, South Dakota
Ken Stielow, Kansas
James A. Theeck, Texas
Craig Utesch, Iowa


1990

Mike & Diana Hopper, Oregon
Phillip, Patty & Greg Bartz, Missouri
John J. Chrisman, Wyoming
Jon C. Ferguson, Kansas
Les Herbst, Kentucky
James & Joan McKinlay, Canada
Gilbert Meyer, South Dakota
DuWayne Olson, South Dakota
Raymond R. Peugh, Illinois
Lewis T. Pratt, Virginia
Ken & Wendy Sweetland, Canada
Swen R. Swenson Cattle, Texas


1989

Jerry Adamson, Nebraska
J.W. Aylor, Virginia
Jerry Bailey, North Dakota
James G. Guyton, Wyoming
Kent Koostra, Kentucky
Ralph G. Lovelady, Alabama
Thomas McAvoy Jr., Georgia
Bill Salton, Iowa
Lauren & Mel Schuman, California
Jim Tesher, North Dakota
Joe Thielen, Kansas
Eugene & Ylene Williams, Missouri


1988

Gary Johnson, Kansas
Jerry Adamson, Nebraska
C.L. Cook, Missouri
Larry D. Cundall, Wyoming
Lee Eaton, Montana
Ken, Wayne & Bruce Gardiner, Canada
Mac, Don & Joe Griffith, Georgia
Dick & Phyllis Henze, Minnesota
Frederick M. Mallory, California
John McDaniel, Alabama
C.J. & D.A. McGee, Illinois
William A. Stegner, North Dakota
Stevenson Family, Oregon
William E. White, Kentucky


1987

Rodney G. Oliphant, Kansas
Gene Adams, Georgia
Jerry Adamson, Nebraska
Oscar Bradford, Alabama
Frank Disterhaupt, Minnesota
Hugh & Pauline Maize, South Dakota
R.J. Mawer, Canada
P.T. McIntire & Sons, Virginia
David A. Reed, Oregon


1986

Charles Fariss, Virginia
Kenneth Bentz, Oregon
Dennis & Nancy Daly, Wyoming
Carl & Fran Dobitz, South Dakota
David J. Forster, California
Danny Geersen, South Dakota
Gary Johnson, Kansas
David & Bev Lischka, Canada
Ralph G. Lovelady, Alabama
Ramon H. Oliver, Kentucky
Kay Richardson, Florida
Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Watts, North Carolina


1985

Glenn Harvey, Oregon
George & Thelma Boucher, Canada
Harley Brockel, South Dakota
Kent Brunner, Kansas
John Maino, California
Delmer & Joyce Nelson, Illinois
Ernie Reeves, Virginia
John R. Rouse, Wyoming
Bob & Sheri Schmidt, Minnesota
Milton Wendland, Alabama


1984

Bob & Sharon Beck, Oregon
Norman Coyner & Sons, Virginia
Franklyn Esser, Missouri
Leonard Fawcett, South Dakota
Fred & Lee Kummerfeld, Wyoming
Edgar Lewis, Montana
Boyd Mahrt, California
Neil Moffat, Canada
William H. Moss Jr., Georgia
Dennis P. Solvie, Minnesota
Robert P. Stewart, Kansas
Charlie Stokes, North Carolina


1983

Al Smith, Virginia
Kent Brunner, Kansas
Tom Chrystal, Iowa
John Freitag, Wisconsin
Eddie Hamilton, Kentucky
Bill Jones, Montana
Harry & Rick Kline, Illinois
Charlie Kopp, Oregon
Duwayne Olson, South Dakota
Ralph Pederson, South Dakota
Ernest & Helen Schaller, Missouri
John Spencer, California
Bud Wishard, Minnesota


1982

Sam Hands, Kansas
Lloyd Atchison, Canada
Leonard Bergen, Canada
Larry Campbell, Kentucky
Raymond Josephson, North Dakota
Milton Krueger, Missouri
Carl Odegard, Montana
Clarence Reutter, South Dakota
William H. Romersberger, Illinois
Earl Schmidt, Minnesota
Marvin & Donald Stoker, Iowa


1981

Henry Gardiner, Kansas
Wesley & Harold Arnold, South Dakota
G.W. Campbell, Illinois
J.J. Feldman, Iowa
Orin Lamport, South Dakota
Dannie O'Connell, South Dakota
Oren & Jerry Raburn, Oregon
Jim Russell & Rick Turner, Missouri
Harvey P. Wehri, North Dakota
Dan L. Weppler, Montana
Leonard Wulf, Minnesota


1980

Jess Kilgore, Montana
Ed Disterhaupt, Minnesota
Lee Eaton, Montana
Leo & Eddie Grubl, South Dakota
Bill Lee, Kansas
Gordon McLean, North Dakota
Paul Moyer, Missouri
Oren & Jerry Raburn, Oregon
Robert & Lloyd Simon, Illinois
Thad Snow, Canada
Roger Winn Jr., Virginia


1979

Bert Hawkins, Oregon
Harold & Wesley Arnold, South Dakota
Dick Coon, Washington
Bert Hawkins, Oregon
Myron Hoeckle, North Dakota
Morris Kuschel, Minnesota
Steve McDonnell, Montana
Ralph Neill, Iowa
Jerry Northcutt, Missouri
Norman, Denton & Calvin Thompson, South Dakota
Doug Vandermyde, Illinois


1978

Mose Tucker, Alabama
Victor Arnaud, Missouri
Dean Haddock, Kansas
Charles M. Jarecki, Montana
Jimmy G. McDonnal, North Carolina
Ron & Malcolm McGregor, Iowa
Todd Osteross, North Dakota
Otto Uhrig, Nebraska
Arnold Wyffels, Minnesota


1977

Mary & Stephen Garst, Iowa
Maynard Crees, Kansas
Ray Franz, Montana
Forrest H. Ireland, South Dakota
John A. Jameson, Illinois
Leo Knoblauch, Minnesota
Jack Pierce, Idaho


1976

Ron Baker, Oregon
John Blankers, Minnesota
Dick Boyle, Idaho
James D. Hackworth, Missouri
John Hilgendorf, Minnesota
Kahau Ranch, Hawaii
Milton Mallery, California
Roberth Rawson, Iowa
William A. Stegner, North Dakota
U.S. Range Experiment Station, Montana


1975

Gene Gates, Kansas
John Blankers, Minnesota
Paul Burdett, Montana
Oscar Burroughs, California
John R. Dahl, North Dakota
Eugene Duckworth, Missouri
V.A. Hills, Kansas
Robert D. Keefer, Montana
Kenneth E. Leistritz, Nebraska


1974

Lloyd Nygard, North Dakota
Lloyd DeBruycker, Montana
Henry Gardiner, Kansas
Johnson Bros., South Dakota
Dave Matti, Montana
Marshall McGregor, Missouri
Gene Rambo, California
Eldon Wiese, Minnesota
Jim Wolf, Nebraska


1973

Pat Wilson, Florida
Stephen Garst, Iowa
John Glaus, South Dakota
Max Kiner, Washington
Elmer Maddox, Oklahoma
Clifford Ouse, Minnesota
Sig Peterson, North Dakota
Donald Schott, Montana
J.K. Sexton, California


1972

Chan Cooper, Montana
Broadbent Bros., Kentucky
Alfred B. Cobb Jr., Montana
Lyle Eivens, Iowa
Jess Kilgore, Montana





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