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MGFA Community Service Award



The Minnesota Grain & Feed Association established the Kim Turner Community Service Award in 2008, to recognize a grain elevator or feed mill member of the association, for his or her strong leadership in and dedication and commitment to the community in which they reside.

Kim Turner was the General Manager of the Hallock Co-op Elevator Company and a member of the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association (MGFA) Board of Directors when he died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on November 11, 2007. In honor of his memory, the Association chose Kim as the first recipient of the first MGFA Community Service Award. Kim started work at the elevator in 1976 and became manager in 1981. He was very involved in the community and was a volunteer fireman for 28 years, serving 12 of those as chief. He played on the Hallock Bruins hockey team and also coached every age group in park board hockey during his 14 years with the program. Kim drove ambulance for 15 years and was Mayor of Hallock at the time of his death. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and was a former church council member and Sunday school teacher. Kim was also an active member of the Hallock Eagles Club. 

Kim set a very good example for someone deserving of recognition for his service to the community. We want to encourage other members of the association, who have demonstrated a similar level of commitment and dedication to the community, to apply for the recognition you deserve. Please click here for the award application. 

2019 Recipient - Valerie Ahlers

2018 Recipient - Philip Deal

2016 Recipient - Lyle Hovland

2015 Recipient - Harvey Van Eps

2014 Recipient - Al Beste

2013 Recipient - Victor 'Buzz' Lundeen

2012 Recipient - Orval Kohls

2011 Recipient - Albert "Boots" Hoffman

2010 Recipient - Wayne Longtin

2009 Recipient - Maurice "Moose" Zimmer

2008 Recipient - Kim Turner