Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame

Members of the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame

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Mr. Bill Webster, Greeley, made many contributions to agriculture that revolutionized the cattle industry from new feeding techniques, to implementing new computer technology while owning and operating Webster Land and Cattle.  He was a founder of the Boys and Girls Club of Weld County, County Commissioner, State Representative and was active in many agriculture related and community development organizations like National Cattleman’s Beef Association, and United Way of Weld County.

Dr. Dale McCall, Longmont, has been involved in production agriculture on the family farm and also has had a very successful career in agricultural education as a teacher, FFA Advisor, State FFA Advisor/Executive Secretary, local school Superintendent, and Community College administrator.  He has spent a career working to sustain the viability of rural schools through legislative work and advocacy serving many different roles including the executive director of the BOCES association in Colorado to most recently being elected as the President of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. 

Mr. Bill Markham, Berthoud, is a third generation farmer and rancher that has a reputation for raising high quality cattle, sugar beets, corn and most notably Coors barley. It has been said that he works the sacred soil with his hands, heart, head, and soul.  Bill was instrumental in agricultural education being revitalized in the Thompson Valley School District and is extremely supportive of youth in agriculture.  He has been active on many agricultural initiatives all with the intent of educating the public about the importance of agriculture. 

Mr. Charlie Bartlett (posthumous), Merino, spent a lifetime farming the family farm with a special interest in using and protecting our water in the most efficient ways possible. He was a pioneer in farming practices in his area and always willing to share and teach others.  He dedicated much of his time to others serving the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee, co-authoring the Colorado Water Plan, serving on the school board, the South Platte Ditch Company and was a co-founder of a bank developed with a strong interest in agriculture. 

Mr. Marc Arnusch is a farmer, certified crop advisor, water and land use consultant from Keenesburg who has become a public voice for agriculture in Colorado.  He has established himself as a reputable and articulate voice for agriculture on state and Federal platforms including appearing in television commercials, speaking at various town halls and forums, and testifying for favorable agricultural policy at the state legislature and in Washington, DC. 

Rising Star In Colorado Agriculture


Class of 2017

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Accepting nominations for the class of 2018


The Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals that have made significant contributions to agriculture.  This is usually viewed as an lifetime achievement award.  Impact can be locally, statewide, nationally, and/or internationally. 

A committee of the Colorado FFA Foundation Board of Directors evaluates the applications each year.

Members will recognized and inducted to the Hall of Fame at an banquet on February 21st, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver. 

2018 Hall of Fame Nomination Form


The Rising Star is also recognized during the Hall of Fame induction banquet.  This individual is between 35-50 years old and is making significant contributions to agriculture at an younger age.  The individual is voted on by the members of the Hall of Fame.

2018 Rising Star Nomination Form