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The Agricultural Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding national or international contributions to the establishment, development, advancement, or improvement of agriculture. To date, 39 men and women have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Every inductee has contributed to the success of American agriculture in some significant way, exemplifying the initiative and creativity that have made the United States the world’s leading agricultural producer.
Induction Date Name of Member Home State
April 27, 1984 Dr. Stephen M. Babcock Wisconsin
April 19, 1985 Hugh H. Bennett North Carolina
April 27, 1984 Norman E. Borlaug Iowa
April 19, 1985 Luther Burbank Massachusetts
April 27, 1984 Arthur Capper Kansas
April 27, 1984 Mark A. Carleton Kansas
Prior to 1977 George Washington Carver Missouri
October 20, 1989 Jerome Increase Case Wisconsin
October 16, 1987 John Deere Illinois
October 18, 1991 Carl Gustaf Patrik DeLaval Sweden
October 27, 2006 Robert J. Dole Kansas
October 20, 1989 Marion Dorset Tennessee
October 18, 1991 James Dryden Oregon
October 23, 1998 Henry Leavitt Ellsworth Pennsylvania
April 27, 1984 Roswell Garst Iowa
April 27, 1984 Albert B. Graham Ohio
April 27, 1984 William D. Hoard Wisconsin
May 7, 1977 Dudley Mays Hughes Georgia
Prior to 1977 Thomas Jefferson Virginia
October 27, 2006 Oliver Hudson Kelley Minnesota
April 27, 1984 Dr. Seaman A. Knapp New York
October 27, 2006 Justus von Liebig Germany
October 23, 1998 Abraham Lincoln Illinois
October 20, 1989 Curtis F. Marbut Missouri
Prior to 1977 Cyrus Hall McCormick Virginia
Prior to 1977 Justin Smith Morrill Vermont
October 16, 1987 J. Sterling Morton Nebraska
October 18, 1991 Frank E. Mullen Kansas
August 13, 2011 Willie Nelson Texas
October 23, 1998 Isaac Newton New Jersey
April 27, 1984 Enos J. Perry New Jersey
May 7, 1984 Hoke Smith Georgia
April 27, 1984 Squanto Indian Nation
October 16, 1984 Louise Stanley Missouri
October 18, 1991 Edna Westbrook Trigg Texas
April 27, 1984 Andrew J. Volstead Minnesota
April 27, 1984 Henry A. Wallace Iowa
Prior to 1977 George Washington Virginia
May 7, 1977 Eli Whitney Massachusetts
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