Top Hand Award

The Top Hand Award is the NDSA's most prestigious award, designed to express appreciation to those who have made exceptional contributions to the welfare of the cattle industry. The Top Hand will be awarded at the NDSA convention banquet. The winner will add his/her name to the Top Hand roster at the association's headquarters and receive a bust with the inscription:

"In grateful recognition of his/her unselfish concern for humanity, for his/her country and for the cattle industry. His/her many outstanding achievements and demonstrated leadership have earned him/her the high esteem, respect and admiration of his/her innumberable friends and associates throughout society."

Nominations for the Top Hand Award can be made by a member of the NDSA to the Honorary Membership Committee, who will review all nominations and present their recommendation to the board of directors for a vote at the March board meeting.


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Past Top Hand Award recipients

2010 - Wade Moser, Bismarck
 
2002 - Richard M. Tokach, Mandan
 
2001 - Stan Melroe, Gwinner 
 
1998 - Gordon McLean, Gilby
 
1996 - Kyle Miller, Bantry 
 
1995 - Odd Osteroos, Des Lacs 
 
1994 - Roger Stuber, Bowman 
 
1993 - Delbert Moore, Forbes 
 
1992 - Joe Milton, McLeod 
 
1990 - Millard T. Lund,  Bismarck
           Clair Michels, Bismarck 
 
1989 - J.L. Connolly, Golden Valley 
 
1987 - Jack Dahl, Gackle 
 
1975 - Brooks Keogh, Keene 
 
1974 - Don Short, Medora 
 
1973 - Karnes Johnson, Golva 
 
1973 - Jim Tyler, Bismarck 
           Andrew Johnston, Watford City
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