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Claude Riley Award Winners

2018 Claude Riley Award Winner

Gary Freeburg

The Claude Riley Award is a special recognition for support and contribution to the advancement of the National Hay Association.

Gary has served as NHA President, chairman and a member of numerous committees, served for many years as a Board Director, trucked hay to Madison, Wisconsin for the World Dairy Expo for over 25 years, and he and Amy have not missed a convention in 38 years!  He is devoted to this country, his community, the NHA and most importantly, to his family!  We congratulate the NHA’s First Gentleman, Gary Freeburg, as the 2018 Claude Riley Award Winner!

Claude Riley was a Chicago area hay dealer, professional hayman, and strong supporter of the NHA. Claude never missed a convention for 20 years after serving as the NHA President in 1972. Claude died three days after the St Augustine, FL convention. Claude’s obituary named the NHA for memorials and the association decided to create the Riley Award. The Riley Award honors professional haymen and strong NHA supporters.

Past Claude Riley Award Winners

2017 - Michael Davidson
2016 - Robyn Scott
2015 - John Russell
           Julie Foos
 2014 - Bonnie Carr
 2013 - Trish Kieffer
 2012 - Dr. Garry Lacefield
 2011 - Dick Carter
 2010 - Glen Knopp
 2009 - Mert Pratt
 2008 - Greg Braun
 2007 - Tim Serr
 2006 - Harvey Ferris, Jr.
 2005 - Cantrell Hay Company

 2004 - Raymond Oates
 2003 - Amy Freeburg
 2002 - Tom Keene
 2001 - Rollie Bernth
 2000 - John Terleckey
 1999 - David Fink
 1998 - Monique Vinelli
 1997 - Robin Anderson
 1996 - Harlan and Lucille Miller
 1995 - Barbara Spears
 1994 - Jerry and Lela Fanning
 1993 - Larry Brogan
            Duane Jonhson
 1992 - Les and Vera Proehl


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