This award is presented to an Allied Industry Council or Management & Sales Council member who has demonstrated exemplary and committed service to NAFB. The award was renamed in 2006 to honor longtime member, leader and historian Dix Harper. It was first presented in 1957 to Charlie Karr. Karr was a sales promotion manger for Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During Karr’s 35 years in the farm machinery business he spent more than $5,000,000 on farm radio and television advertising, according to the December 1957 eChats.

 

Dix Harper Meritorious Service Award Recipients

 

2016 – Sara Wyant


2015 – Mike Perrine


2014 – Bill Farmakis

 


2013 – Lynn Henderson

 


2012 – Mike Hansen

 


2011 – John Vasichek

 


2010 – Denny Waddle
& Roger Olson

 


2009 – Ron Claussen

 


2008 – Mark Vail

 


2007 – Vic McGill

 


2006 – Lyle Orwig

 


2005 – Barry Nelson

 


2004 – Gary Crawfod

 


2003 – Hugh Whaley

 

To see a list of all Meritorious Service Award recipients since 1957, click the File link below.

 

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