Past Host Names and Locations
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Year

Host Name Show Location
1953 Earl Bass Armstrong, Illinois
1954 Miles Martin Camden, Indiana
1955 Whitman Taylor Belvidere, Illinois
1956 Francis Lane Greencastle, Indiana
1957 Frank Simpson Farmer City, Illinois
1958 Warren North Brookston, Indiana
1959 Earl Elijah Clarence, Iowa
1960 Donald Baltz Joliet, Illinois
1961 Rollin Stewart Rensselaer, Indiana
1962 Everett Smith Blairsburg, Iowa
1963 James Yorty Morton, Illinois
1964 Warren North Brookston, Indiana
1965 Bill Fry Van Horne, Iowa
1966 Frank Simpson Farmer City, Illinois
1967 LeRoy Keesling Chalmers, Indiana
1968 Robert & Roger Clause Grand Junction, Iowa
1969 James Cravens Buffalo, Illinois
1970 Gerald Tarnow Rolling Prairie, Indiana
1971 Bill Fry Van Horne, Iowa
1972 Inness Farm Galesburg, Illinois
1973 Hoffman Farm Lebanon, Indiana
1974 Dale Ricke Vincent, Iowa
1975 James Willrett Malta, Illinois
1976 Caryl Shelby & Roy Johnson Greenfield, Indiana
1977 Maurice Crawford, Stewart  
  Brothers & Robert Jones Washington, Iowa
1978 Phil Deal & Jim Micenheimer Taylorville, Illinois
1979 Lincoln Priebe Crawfordsville, Indiana
1980 Bill New, Gerlach Brothers  
  & Ernie Otto Nevada, Iowa
1981 Schachtrup Farms, Virginia  
  McClouth & Steve Mottaz Brimfield, Illinois
1982 Foutch, Helderle & Meadors Farms Wolcott, Indiana
1983 Dostal, Meythaler, Mollenhauer,  
  Hoskins & Taube Farms Marion, Iowa
1984 Keith, Nelson, Sepp & Rogers Farms Fisher, Illinois
1985 Carl Martin & Tom Haase Farms Knightstown, Indiana
1986 (Rained out and rescheduled for same location)
1987 Holland, Twedt, Stall & Cory Farms Alleman, Iowa
1988 Ackland, Fyke, Haub, Kirk &  
  Reiss Farms West Brooklyn, Illinois
1989 Weaver and Krom Farms Rochester, Indiana
1990 Amana Farms, Inc. Amana, Iowa
1991 Harris, Orris & Boggs Farms Dalton City, Illinois
1992 Sherrill, Gellfius, Friedersdorf,  
  Arnholt, Newsom, Friesbeck Farms
  & Columbus Airport Land Columbus, Indiana
1993 Amana Farms, Inc. Amana, Iowa
1994 Pitts, Kinsella & Mecherle Farms Bloomington, Illinois
1995 Jarvis Farms, Inc. Terre Haute, Indiana
1996 Amana Farms, Inc. Amana, Iowa
1997 Kennedy, Frye, Bedeker & Muffler Farms Seneca, Illinois
1998 MetLife & Alan, Rachel, Leon & Beverly Baird    Windfall, Indiana
1999 Amana Farms, Inc. Amana, Iowa
2000 Powers Farm/Bank One of Springfield Cantrall, Illinois
2001 Kemper and Smit Farms Lafayette, Indiana
2002 Holland, Stall, Twedt, Lande Farms Alleman, Iowa
2003 Gernand & Clark Farms Armstrong, Illinois
2004 Holland, Stall, Twedt, Lande Farms Alleman, Iowa
2005 Progress City Decatur, Illinois
2006 Amana Farms, Inc. Amana, Iowa
2007 Progress City Decatur, Illinois
2008 Central Iowa Expo Boone, Iowa