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Missouri is rich with cooperatives, cooperative history, new cooperative development and individuals who have made significant contributions to the strength and success of cooperatives. The Missouri Institute of Cooperatives developed the Cooperative Hall of Fame to ensure a permanent, prestigious recognition for future generations of cooperative leaders with exemplary service and lasting achievements.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Neil Adams Jim Edwards Byron Jahn* Robert Partridge* Daniel L. Strode
Robert M. Alderson John Eggleston David Jobe William (Bill) Powell* Jerry Taylor
Aaron Bachtel* Lester Evans John F. Johnson* Larry Purdom Erick Thompson*
George Barnitz B.L. "Bud" Frew Jim Jura Dave Ramsey Beverly Twellman
Bill Blakeslee Vernon Gage Jerry King Russell J. Rosier* Herman Vestal*
W. Hebert Buckallew Grover Gamm Arthur Kipping Walter R. Ryan Thomas White III
A.H. Holbert* Robert G. Idel Byron Jahn* David Jobe John F. Johnson*
Marilyn Calvin John Bill Greer P. D. Kircher Keith Schnarre Homer A. Young*
J. Chris Cariker Lloyd Gunter Don McQuitty Janice Schuerman Ray Young*
O.B. Clark Ardel Hackman Don Mills Arlen Schwinke James E. Zerr
Don Copenhaver Gary Hanman David Minnick Don Shaw James A. Nivens
Howard Cowden* Clyde M. Hawes Randy Mooney Bill Siebenborn Benjamin D. Farrell
Dale Creach Fred Heinkel Layne Morrill Douglas D. Sims Gary D. Irwin
Hal Dandridge Joe R. Hinds* Eugene Murphy Burrell Smith Barry Hart
William Hirth* Ed Nierman Frank Stork  
A. H. Holbert* Mike Nordwald Bill Stouffer  
Robert G. Idel Daryl Oldvader Bill Streeter  

*Posthumous Award

Special Friends of Missouri Cooperatives


To nominate individuals for the 2020 Missouri Cooperative Hall of Fame Awards, review the HOF Guidelines and complete HOF Nomination Form. Include three to five letters of endorsement that relate to one or more of the selection criteria.

Submission deadline: January 6, 2020. Late nominations will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives office at 573-882-0140 or LivingstonK@missouri.edu.


For more information on MIC, please contact:

Kristi Livingston | Education Coordinator | University of Missouri | 125D Mumford Hall | Columbia, MO | 65211-6200

Phone: 573-882-0140 | Email: livingstonk@missouri.edu