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Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is important for recognizing the contributions of co-op pioneers and honoring those that have gone “above and beyond the call” in advancing the cooperative philosophy. The showcase display at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas also plays a significant role in educating others about the uniqueness of the cooperative business model by highlighting the achievements of our state’s great co-op leaders and preserving our co-op history.

The Kansas Cooperative Council is proud to sponsor the Kansas Cooperative Hall of Fame. Since it was established in 1999, fifty-three cooperators from all types of cooperatives have been inducted into the Kansas Cooperative Hall of Fame. Each December, the Council asks for nominations for additional inductees. Please click on the application document below for more information on the process.

Past Hall of Fame Inductees

Download Nomination Form

2023 Kansas Cooperative Hall of Fame Inductees

Dave Christiansen, McPherson, KS, will be recognized at the Council's 2024 annual meeting in March.

Tim Daugherty, Kansas City, MO, was recognized in December 2023 in conjunction with the Council's Director Development Program.

Hall of Fame Announcement

Past Kansas Cooperative Hall of Fame Inductees

Tim Daugherty - 2023 Inductee - video NOW available!

Lyman Adams - 2022 Inductee

Martie Floyd - 2021 Inductee

Vern May - 2021 Inductee

Charles Ayers - 2020 Inductee

Steve Riegel - 2020 Inductee

Dr. David Barton - 2019 Inductee      

Ken Maginley - 2019 Inductee

Dick Cooper - 2018 Inductee

Mike Jordan - 2018 Inductee