History

For over sixty years the Louisville Agricultural Club has served as a communication link among Kentuckiana’s farmers, agribusinesses, agricultural colleges and universities, agricultural students, and others interested in agricultural issues. Seventeen people attended the first meeting, headed by Charles Keen, on December 15th, 1948 at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville.

By the end of its first year, the club had fifty members. The membership more than doubled over the next few years. Today, after many changes in the agriculture industry, the club still has 150+ members. This is astonishing when you think of the reduction in farms being experienced across the nation, and the urban sprawl which consumes a large portion of the area in which we serve. The Louisville Ag Club has become the largest forum on agriculture and agribusiness in the Louisville area.

Past Presidents

1949 – H.L.Covert

1950 – H.V. Bastin

1951 – W.P. Tate

1952 – J.O. Matlick

1953 – S.W. Anderson

1954 – A.B. Sawyer Jr.

1955 – Eugene Cochran

1956 – Clifford Pearce

1957 – Charlie Keen

1958 – H. Corley Brown

1959 – Charlie Wallace

1960 – Lloyd Clark

1961 – A.R. Parsons

1962 – James Perkins

1963 – W.N. England

1964 – William C. Johnstone

1965 – J. Ed Napier

1966 – Henry Fischer Jr.

1967 – James M. Koepper

1968 – R. Fenley

1969 – John C. Turner

1970 – Jack Gardner

1971 – J. Harold Caudill

1972 – Ben Hermann

1973 – Mark Randall

1974 – David Williams

1975 – George Clark

1976 – Dennis Liptrap

1977 – Dr. Malcolm Barnes

1978 – Dean M. Wallace

1979 – H. Corley Brown

1980 – Ray Adams

1981 – Richard H. Cleveland

1982 – Howard Kamin

1983 – J. Walter Brown

1984 – David Beck

1985 – Amil Kleinert

1986 – Bob Welch

1987 – Stan Bridges

1988 – Tim Morgan

1989 – Ron Pryor

1990 – Bill Padon

1991 – David Lawyer

1992 – Larry Myers

1993 – Jim Whitaker

1994 – Jon Rieger

1995 – Sam Crawford

1996 – Robert Monk

1997 – Todd Barlow

1998 – Ron Thomas

1999 – Jim Naïve

2000 – Leland Brown

2001 – John Colliver

2002 – David Trotter

2003 – Johnny Franklin

2004 – Carl Kramer

2005 – Dick Poe

2006 – Al Bissmeyer

2007 – Kathy Dailey

2008 – Matt Michaud

2009 – Jennifer Jansing

2010 – Bill Medley

2011 – Jeff Hall

2012 – George Nowatka

2013 – Ed McQueen

2014 – Bruce Pearce