Indiana Livestock Breeders Association Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame was started in the 1930's by the Indiana Livestock Breeders Association. The ILBA was made up of all state-wide breed associations for Beef, Dairy, Horse, Pleasure Horse, Sheep, Swine, and Goat breeds. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize those individuals involved in animal science, who have made significant contributions or attained outstanding achievements in the livestock industry.

Changes have taken place over the years, and today the HOF continues through the efforts of representatives of the Beef, Dairy, Horse, Sheep, and Swine industries under the name of Indiana Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame Committee. Honorees are selected annually, and currently are recognized during the Championship Drive at the Indiana State Fair.

Below is a list of honorees, by decade.

  • 2020- Terry Shafer, Charles Hannon, and Tom Younts
  • 2021- Ralph Bowling, Max Rodibaugh, and Clark Sennett
  • 2022- Jim & Lynn Carey and Ted Hunt

  • 2010 - John CloeBill Couch, and Denny Shoup
  • 2011 - Sammy & Pam Jones and Ken Torr​
  • 2012 - Darrell D. AndersonBrian & Randy Cates, and James F. Patton
  • 2013 - Don Hazelett and James Noel
  • 2014 - Dr. Bret Marsh and Tom Slack
  • 2015 - Dr. Larry Horstman and Merrill Kelsay
  • 2016 - Dan BakerDave Kilmer, and Jack Peckinpaugh
  • 2017 - Barry Wesner​
  • 2018 - Tom Farrer and Ruth Watson
  • 2019 - Lawrence Duncan and Dan Willoughby

  • 2000 - Delmar Guard and Bill Wilson
  • 2001 - Robert L. Benson and Wayne Yake​
  • 2002 - Dr. Roger E. Hunsley
  • 2003 - Dr. Tom Conner
  • 2004 - David L. Smith​
  • 2005 - John L. FoxJoseph R. Pearson, and Duane Sickels​
  • 2006 - Dale GrubbsDr. Martin Stob, and Keith Woodbury​
  • 2007 - Dr. Kern HendrixDr. Robert Duane McDavitt DVM, and Clyde Shaffer​
  • 2008 - Guy Jackson and Dr. John Johnston DVM​
  • 2009 - Leslie Carmichael and Steve Nichols​

  • 1990 - James E. Gillooly, Stanley E. Poe, and Richard A. Riggs
  • 1991 - Glen L. Byler, Horace Paarlberg, and Keith Vance
  • 1992 - Wally J. Caine and Robert "Bob" Whisman
  • 1993 - Dr. Thomas W. Freas and Richard G. Nash
  • 1994 - Lee Eller and James R. Foster
  • 1995 - Ralph Coddington and Barry Jordan
  • 1996 - Howard Unger
  • 1997 - Larry A. Nelson and J. Ross Riggs
  • 1999 - Truman Martin, Earle D. Peffer, Kenneth E. Sherbahn, Jerry Turner, Jan and Bill Williams, and Maurice (Mauri) Williamson

  • 1980 - Harvey Duncan, Robert Harper, and Dwight Smoker
  • 1981 - William Hurst and Virginia Manion
  • 1982 - Paul Keffaber, Thomas Mcans, and Emery L. Parks
  • 1983 - Edward T. S. Brown and Leroy Norris
  • 1984 - Robert C. Peterson, Jack Ragsdale, and Guy Wilson
  • 1985 - Gene C. Shaver and Shirley Whisman
  • 1986 - Kenneth G. MacDonald, Rudy L. Ross, and Mervin Shuter
  • 1987 - E. F. "Bud" Alderson, David Garriott, and Ralph House
  • 1988 - J. Donald Prewett and Marvin Ridgeway
  • 1989 - Ray Becher, Robert Bennett, and Leon Tucker

  • 1970 - William G. Nash and James B. Outhouse
  • 1971 - Warren M. McVey and Jack Rodibaugh
  • 1972 - Dr. David L. Smith DVM, Gilman C. Stewart, and John A. Stewart
  • 1973 - Robert O. Swaim
  • 1974 - O. Ted Blank, John M. Chaille, Harry Martin, and Marshall A. Mohler
  • 1975 - William T. Anderson, George Doup, Herbert D. McCormick, and Joe C. Metzger
  • 1976 - Dr. W. M. Beeson, Erlend G. Rothenberger, and William R. Rothenberger
  • 1977 - Harry T. Armstrong, Adrian Buck, and Dr. Earl L. Butz
  • 1978 - Carle E. Eiche, Howard G. Harper, and Hubert M. Mullendore
  • 1979 - Glen Day and Sherman O. Kessler

  • 1960 - Harmon M. Harper and Leslie M. Hutchings
  • 1961 - Harry Stamp and Joe K. White
  • 1962 - Henry Mayo and Oren A. Wright
  • 1963 - A. Ray Clodfelter, Gilbert Gardner, and Dr. Albert P. Stewart
  • 1964 - Gerald I. Clodfelter, Harry J. Reed, and Thomas T. Sinclair
  • 1965 - Lee B. Florea
  • 1966 - Lewis L. Stewart
  • 1967 - J. T. Frost and Chas. H. Nickel
  • 1968 - David L. Chambers, Jr. and Hobart W. Jones
  • 1969 - J. W. Ralph Bishop and Durbin D. Budd

  • 1955 - Richard E. Edwards and W. C. Wood
  • 1956 - Wm. A. Allison
  • 1957 - Hal Royce and Holmes A. Thompson
  • 1958 - Fred L. Belles and Clifford B. Breeden
  • 1959 - Mark E. Miller and Robert H. Parkison

  • Jess C. Andrew
  • E. J. Barker
  • I. N. Barker
  • D. W. Brown
  • Harry F. Caldwell
  • Jeptha Crouch
  • Joseph Cunningham
  • L. T. Dwyer
  • Willie J. Essig
  • Claude Harper
  • Charles O. House
  • Franklin George King
  • Mortimer Levering
  • S. F. Lockridge
  • Charles J. Lynn
  • Gen. Sol. Meredith
  • J. H. Miller
  • William H. Miller
  • Harley M. Millett
  • E. B. Moore
  • F. F. Moore
  • Lloyd Mugg
  • John B. Nash
  • Alton P. Nave
  • Frank A. Nave
  • Uriah Privet
  • Bruce Pullen
  • Otis R. Quakenbush
  • J. G. Robbins
  • John E. Robbins
  • William S. Robbins
  • William W. Rose
  • John W. Schwab
  • John Harrison Skinner
  • William Wesley Smith
  • Dr. A. C. Stevenson
  • Allison E. Stewart
  • Charles B. Stuart
  • Arthur Tomson
  • J. W. Van Natta
  • William S. Van Natta
  • John E. Webb
  • J. W. Wheatly
  • Thomas Wilhoit
  • W. W. Wilson
  • Herman Wolf

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