WSF Hall of Fame Award

Photo Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa.

Each year, the Wisconsin Pork Association recognizes an outstanding individual at the Wisconsin State Fair to receive the Hall of Fame award. The recipient of this award has demonstrated a long-time commitment to the open and junior swine shows at the Wisconsin State Fair and has developed and sustained a quality breeding program. 

2023 WSF Hall of Fame Recipient Tom Walsh.

Nomination form:

All nominations must be submitted by June 1st, 2024.

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Past Hall of Fame Recipients:

  • 1992 – John Wollin, Lake Mills
  • 1993 – James Walsh, Beloit
  • 1994 – Lyle Nelson, Oregon
  • 1995 – Don Lang, Beloit
  • 1996 – Gerald McElroy, Pardeeville
  • 1997 – Earl Skalitzky, Waterloo
  • 1998 – Bob Grenawalt, Beloit
  • 1999 – LaVern & Marilyn Weller, Dwight, Illinois
  • 2000 – Schuster Brothers, Berlin
  • 2001 – Ralph Wilson, Burlington
  • 2002 – James Furlong, Jr., Watertown
  • 2003 – William Schomberg, La Crosse
  • 2004 – Mike & Donna Lindow, Chili
  • 2005 – Wayne Fowler, Cuba City
  • 2006 – George Holst, Trevor
  • 2007 – Francis Fahey, Belleville
  • 2008 – David Gill, Platteville
  • 2009 – Gary Brewer, Albany
  • 2010 – Paul George, Evansville
  • 2011 – Alan Butts, Evansville
  • 2012 – Erv Nuttleman, Bangor
  • 2013 – Roger Guse, Whitehall
  • 2014 – Dennis Jeffers, Poplar Grove, IL
  • 2015 – Bill Clothier, Clinton
  • 2016 – Charles Schmaling Family, Delavan
  • 2017 – Hilman Schroeder, Sauk City
  • 2018 – Thomas Knauer, Avalon
  • 2019 – Gary & Diann Skalitzky, Waterloo
  • 2020 – WSF Cancelled
  • 2021 – Todd Brewer, Albany
  • 2022 – Bob Ellingson, Poplar Grove, IL
  • 2023 – Tom Walsh, Beloit

If you have questions or need more information, please contact the Wisconsin Pork Association via email at wppa@wppa.org or call 608-723-7551.