Historical Information

The number of attending states, presidents, dates, convention cities, and the attendance from that date to present are listed a follows.

Attending
Members
President & State Date Convention
Cities
Total
Attendance
Anniv.
8 Scott Batement, KS 1939, Oct. 1-2 Minneapolis, MN Unknown
13 Scott Batement, KS 1940, Nov. 14-15 Salt Lake City, UT
10 Scott Batement, KS 1941, Oct. 14-15 Denver, CO
7 Scott Batement, KS 1942, Oct. 1-2 Oklahoma City, OK
6 Scott Batement, KS 1943, Oct. 27-28 Omaha, NE
8 Scott Batement, KS 1944, Dec. 4-5 Portland, OR
7 Scott Batement, KS 1945, Oct. 8-9 Denver, CO
6 Scott Batement, KS 1946, Sept. 16-17 Salt Lake City, UT
7 Scott Batement, KS 1947, Sept. 8-9 Superior, WI
8 Scott Batement, KS 1948, Sept. 8-9 Boise, ID
7 Scott Batement, KS 1949, Oct. 3-4 Des Moines, IA 21
8 David B. Long, IA 1950, Aug. 22-23 Seattle, WA 19
6 Walter F. Roberts, NE 1951, Nov. 16-17 Oklahoma City, OK Unknown
11 Walter Johnson, WA 1952, Sep. 18-19 Bismark, ND
8 Peter Skamsker, WI 1953, Oct. 23-24 Omaha, NE
10 Ernest W. Nelson, ND 1954, July 21-23 Superior, WI 16
8 Ray G. Johnson, IA 1955, Dec. 5-7 Brownsville, TX 15
12 Larry Robinson, OK 1956, Oct. 24-26 Kansas City, MO 31
6 Joseph J. Brown, NE 1957, Dec. 4-6 New Orleans, LA Unknown
8 Georgell Douglass, KS 1958, Dec. 10-12 Omaha, NE
7 E. Preson Baily, NE 1959, Dec. 2-4 Houston, TX 21
10 Walt Sanderson, MO 1960, Dec. 7-9 Mobile, AL 25
12 Ruffin Guidroz, LA 1961, Dec. 6-8 Atlanta, GA 22
9 R.L. Vansant (VP), GA 1962, Sept. 19-21 Seattle, WA 20
13 R.L. Vansant (VP), GA 1963, Oct. 16-18 Kansas City, MO 39 25th
12 Everett W. Green, NE 1964, Sept. 9-11 Jackson Hole, WY 41
15 Wallace Dick, IA 1965, Oct. 14-17 New Orleans, LA 26
13 Ray J. Cornay, LQ 1966, Sept. 26-29 Cedar Rapids, IA 32
13 O.G. Carr, KS 1967, Sept. 25-28 Oklahoma City, OK 21
11 Norval Johanson, WA 1968, Sept. 9-12 Lincoln City, OR 28
14 Kenneth Eiker, MO 1969, Aug. 24-28 Savannah, GA 31
14 Clarence Bolton, NE 1970, Aug 30-Sept 3 Springfield, IL 31
15 Wm. Parham, Jr., NC 1971, Aug. 15-19 Coeur d’Alene, ID 31
15 Sam Reda, KS
and Clive Lindsay, ID*
1972, Aug. 13-16 Superior, WI 26
14 Sam Reda, KS 1973, Aug. 12-15 Toledo, OH 35
18 Lloyd Freer, WI 1974, Aug. 11-15 Lincoln, NE 52
15 Morris Loadholt, SC
and Dennis Mechlem, OR**
1975,Aug. 3-7 Myrtle Beach, SC 45
15 Morris Loadholt, SC 1976, Aug. 8-12 Des Moines, IA 51
16 Elmer Gibbons, WA 1977, July 16-21 Port Ludlow, WA 64
18 Jim Onken, IL 1978, July 30-Auig 3 Houston, TX 58 40th
14 Wayne VanDenBerg, IA 1979, July 20-Aug 2 Jackson, WY 63
17 Jerry Williams, ID 1980, Aug. 24-28 Biloxi, MS 70
21 Darrell Ketchum, TX 1981, Sept. 20-25 St. Louis, MO 107
19 Royal Cox, IH 1982, July 18-22 Lafayette, LA 52
17 Tom Hopkins, MO 1983, July 17-21 Bismarck, ND 53
21 Roy Bjornson, MT 1984, July 23-26 Boulder, CO 59
18 John Fecht, NE ***
and John Barnes, SC
1985, July 22-25 Columbus, OH 89
19 Donald Potter, IN 1986, July 20-24 Boise, ID Unknown
24 Donna Gwinn, IA 1987, Aug. 2-6 Myrtle Beach, SC 122
21 Thomas Jennings, IL 1988, July 31-Aug 4 Tacoma, WA 100 50th
21 Dennis Feezor, MO 1989, Aug 6-10 Toronto, Canada 74
21 Bill Truby, GA 1990, July 29-Aug 2 Lafayette, LA 106
22 Manning Broussard, LA 1991, July 28-Aug 1 Tulsa, OK 77
20 Ray Elliott, OK 1992, Aug. 2-6 Annapolis, MY 75
19 John Gerhardt, CO 1993, Aug 8-12 Breckenridge, CO 78
21 Bob Tarrant, TX 1994, Aug. 13-17 Corpus Christi, TX 48
12 Dave Sparrow, ID 1995, July 30-Aug 2 Boise, ID 60
19 Thomas “Buddy” Sims, Jr., KY 1996, July 27-31 Omaha, NE 83
20 Waymon Calavan, OK 1997, July 26-30 Bloomington, MN 60
23 Pete Nelson, ND 1998, July 26-29 Columbus, OH 102 60th
21 David Schleich, OH 1999, July 25-28 Branson, MO 116
20 Mary McCory, IN ****
& Chris Klenklen, MO
2000, Aug. 5-9 Bismarck ND 63
21 Chris Klenklen, MO 2001, July 29-Aug 1 Denver, CO 85
15 Gary Graalman, CO 2002, Aug 11-14 Niagara Falls, Ontario 65
21 Bob Leach, IL *****
& John Steinhart, IN
2003 June 7-11 Lafayette, LA 80
21 John Steinhart, IN #
& Jeff Haarer, MI
2004, July 17-21 Oklahoma City, OK 47
23 Jeff Haarer, MI 2005, Aug 7-10 San Antonio, TX 76
28 Russ Dapsauski, ID 2006, July 29-Aug 1 Boise, ID 73
31 Rick Garza, TX ## 2007, Aug 5-7 Indianapolis, IN 84
57 Rick Garza, TX 2nd term 2008, July 20-23 Springfield, IL 65 70th
31 Richard Wahl, IA### 2009, July 19-22 Bozeman, MT 45
35  Richard Wahl, IA 2nd term  2010, July 26-28  Des Moines, IA 48  
31   Joe Privett, OK  2011, July 24-27  Cheyenne, WY 38   
38 Joe Privett, OK 2012, July 29-Aug 1 Louisville, KY 51  
24 Mark Gallegos, CO  2013, July 28-31  Frankenmuth, MI 63  75th
24 Mark Gallegos, CO 2014, July 13-16 Denver, CO 55
24 Mike Bartels, NB  2015, July 26-29 Indianapolis, IN  41   
 27 Dominic Perrone, MI   2016, July 24-27  St. Louis, MO 68   

*Due to retirement, it was necessary for Mr. Lindsay to resign as President of this organization in October 1971. Mr Reda replaced him as President at that time.

**Due to Denny Mechlem leaving the Association, Morris Loadholt was elevated to the Presidency of the organization for the year of 1975.

***Due to John Fecht leaving the Association, Mr. Barnes succeeded Mr. Fecht as President.

****Mary McCory retired in April, 2000 and was succeeded by Chris Klenklen as President.

*****Bob Leach resigned his position in March 2003, and was succeeded by John Steinhart as President.

# John Steinhart passed away in March, 2004 and was succeeded by Jeff Haarer, MI as President.

## Bylaws amended (7/2006) to allow President to be re-elected once to serve a total of two one-year terms. Russ Dapsauski resigned in 7/2007, so Rick Garza assumed the Presidency prior to the Indianapolis meeting in 8/2007.

### Name changed from ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN WAREHOUSE CONTROL OFFICIALS (AAWCO) to ASSOCIATION OF GRAIN REGULATORY OFFICIALS (AGRO)

 

1988 The 50th Annual Conference was held in Tacoma, Washington, July 31-August 4, 1988.

  • Member States and Provinces: 31
  • Member States in Attendance: 23
  • Affiliate Members: 17
  • Affiliate Members in Attendance 4
  • Total Registered Persons in Attendance: 100