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Our Story

The Great Northern Oliver Collectors club was founded under a large oak tree during the summer of 1997 as a local chapter of the national Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association. We are one of two Minnesota chapters, and primarily serve the southern region of the state. In 1999 our club began doing an Oliver calendar and continues to do so with with the ongoing support and enthusiasm of our membership.

 If you would like to host a event in your area please contact us by sending a email to: greatnorthernolivercollectors@gmail.com. Also, If you have an event where you would like to feature Oliver, Hart-Parr and White Tractors please send a email letting us know.

Upcoming Events


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For full schedule please visit http://www.rootrivershow.org/


 Located at the center of Waupaca County in Symco, Wisconsin. The Union Thresheree Grounds plays host to three major events each year: the Spring Tractor Pull, the Union Thresheree & Symco Hot Rods & Kustoms Weekender. This 33 acre piece of land has been in the Larry Werth family for over 70 years. $5.00 per day children 12 &under FREE Veterans Free

Located at the center of Waupaca County in Symco, Wisconsin. The Union Thresheree Grounds plays host to three major events each year: the Spring Tractor Pull, the Union Thresheree & Symco Hot Rods & Kustoms Weekender. This 33 acre piece of land has been in the Larry Werth family for over 70 years. $5.00 per day children 12 &under FREE Veterans Free


This ride is in remembrance of loved ones that have passed away from our parish community.

For more information and to sign up call Ray Koenigs 507-582-3228


  August 24, 2018 - August 26, 2018  7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 45th Annual Pioneer Power show featuring old time farming practices, early Minnesota town living and activities that went along with this era. This year Featuring the International Historical Construction Equipment Association. Also featuring Antique Heavy Trucks. Over 40 buildings and 120 acres. Lots of shade trees and free parking. Admission is $10 per person, kids under 12 are free and includes a free souvenir pin back button, button is good for all three days of the show. We are the State Fair Alternative.$10 per person, includes a souvenir button. Children under 12 are free.

August 24, 2018 - August 26, 2018 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 45th Annual Pioneer Power show featuring old time farming practices, early Minnesota town living and activities that went along with this era. This year Featuring the International Historical Construction Equipment Association. Also featuring Antique Heavy Trucks. Over 40 buildings and 120 acres. Lots of shade trees and free parking. Admission is $10 per person, kids under 12 are free and includes a free souvenir pin back button, button is good for all three days of the show. We are the State Fair Alternative.$10 per person, includes a souvenir button. Children under 12 are free.


 Albany MN Pioneer Days Sept 14,15,16 2018. Admission $10.00 per day, $18.00 per season pass Kids 12 and under are FREE Service Dogs only allowed

Albany MN Pioneer Days Sept 14,15,16 2018. Admission $10.00 per day, $18.00 per season pass Kids 12 and under are FREE Service Dogs only allowed

 Sold Exclusively through 2019 Wisconsin Farm Technology Show. There's only 1000 available!! 

Sold Exclusively through 2019 Wisconsin Farm Technology Show. There's only 1000 available!! 

Calendar Information

 ANNOUNCING.....the OLIVER 2019 21st Edition is off the printer and ready for sale!!!! Prices remain the same as previous years!!! 1 for $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping 2 for $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping 6 for $50.00 plus $7.00 shipping  Mail orders to: GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS 10150 NE 58 Avenue Mitchellville Iowa 50169-9503

ANNOUNCING.....the OLIVER 2019 21st Edition is off the printer and ready for sale!!!!
Prices remain the same as previous years!!!
1 for $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping
2 for $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping
6 for $50.00 plus $7.00 shipping

Mail orders to:
GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS
10150 NE 58 Avenue
Mitchellville Iowa 50169-9503

 

Since its inception in 1999, Our "Oliver Collector's Calendar"has been a way to support the GNOC. Whether buying a current calendar or submitting a photo for consideration in next year's calendar, we appreciate your support!


Call Dean regarding PAST ISSUES available of the OLIVER calendars. 507-456-6830

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  • 2019, 2018 and 2017 calendars are for sale! Prices are as follows:
    • One for $10.00 + $2.00 shipping
      Two for $20.00 + $3.00 shipping
      Six for $50.00 + $5.00 shipping
      Mail orders to:
      GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS %
      Dean Smith                                                                     10150 NE 58th Avenue MITCHELLVILLE, IA. 50169

  • To submit a photo for the 2020 calendar, please consider the following: 

    • Photo must be of an Oliver or related product in color

    • Photo submission deadline for the 2018 calendar is April 15, 2017

    • Photos should be an 8"x10" or 11"x14", or high resolution digital

    • No more than 2 photos per person will be considered each year

    • Photos may be reproduced for the Oliver Collectors Calendar and any advertisement for the calendar

    • Photos may be reduced, enlarged or cropped as needed

    • Please submit your name, address, phone number, and a brief description, serial number and history of the tractor with each photo

    • Photos may not be submitted for more than one calendar

    • Judging will be done by a panel of individuals (yet to be selected)

    • If you contribute a picture, you will receive a free Oliver Calendar for your efforts

    • Submit photos and supporting information to:

Great Northern Oliver Collectors

deansmuriel@gmail.com (for digital photos)

Dean Smith  10150 NE 58th Avenue MITCHELLVILLE, IA. 50169(for regular photos)

PHOTO GALLERY

 

HPOCA 2018 Summer Show in Marshfield WI


Great Northern Oliver Collectors Annual Banquet held April 8, 2018. This event was a FULL HOUSE!!! With approximately 100 attendees. Thanks to everyone who brought items for the auction. We had a LOT of interesting items. Thanks for Kelly Barnett our guest speaker from Cedar Valley Engine Club, Erin Gudknecht, our 2017 Scholarship Award Recipient and everyone who attended to make this event a success!

 We would like to WELCOME Steve Pasche, Brian Gudknecht, Kelly Barnett, and Alax Donney to the club.

Plowing at Butterfield Thrashing Bee 2017


Approximately 22 OLIVERS made a GREAT appearance at Kevin Delva's OLIVER tractor show. Thanks to all who took the time to haul their Beauties to the event. We had beautiful weather!!! 
Welcome Russ Morgan and Troy Kennedy to the club!!! It was GREAT visiting with you!!!


The Root River Antique Historical Power Association,The 35th Annual Antique Engine & Tractor Show 2017

If you are a Great Northern Oliver Collectors Member and would like to share a project or feature a piece of equipment, please submit a digitial photo and narrative to greatnorthernoliver@gmail.com

 

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the support we give

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We are fortunate to have the support of our members who understand the wonderful work we do! Through our annual dues and calendar sales, the Great Northern Oliver Collectors club has been able to award a yearly scholarship. The recipient for the 2018-2019 school year was announced at the Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist Banquet hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.This year they celebrated their 52nd annual CAFES Scholarship and Award Banquet. They were able to award 161 scholarships totaling $163,000.00. The GNOC scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00 for the 2018-2019 academic year has been awarded to Cody Hawkins from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin majoring in Agricultural Engineering.  Congratulations Cody! 

For the 2018-2019 school year, students attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls who are majoring in an agricultural related field are encouraged to apply. Students apply through the University of Wisconsin-River Falls scholarship site on the Financial Aid webpage. The CAFES Scholarship committee makes the recommendation. For more details on how to apply, please contact the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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Jim Checkel with this years scholarship winner Cody Hawkins from Chippewa Falls, WI.

Letter from Cody Hawkins:

Dear Dean and Muriel Smith,

I would like to express my gratitude and thanks for your generous funding of the Great Northern Oliver Collectors Scholarship. I'm incredibly honored to be the recipient of this award. 

A little bit about myself, I'm currently a junior majoring in agricultural engineering. In my short time here at UWRF for the past year, as I'm a transfer student, I have started the Falcon Robotics Team with one of my professors, Dr Digman, and have been on the track and field team as a pole vaulter. 

With that said, the scholarship money will be used to help fund our robotics team trip to Detroit this summer to compete at the ASABE International meeting with many other schools. We've been working hard on it all semester long and can’t wait to go show off what we've accomplished at the competition. 

Again, Thank you very much for your generosity and helping support out newly founded team with it. Your donation will help keep this team going for years to come!

Sincerely, 

Cody Hawkins

Membership Information

 

Chapter Membership

MEMBERSHIP: Members of the Great Northern Oliver Collectors enjoy the benefits of networking and sharing information about Hart-Parr, Oliver, White and related companies. If you are passionate about the history and heritage of antique power, please consider joining us! Once we have your contact information, we'll be able to keep you in the loop with our club mailings, including information on our annual meeting and banquet.

Membership is $15 a year, and checks can be sent to:

GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS

   %Dean Smith

  10150 NE 58th Avenue

  Mitchellville, IA. 50169

HPOCA Membership

Members of HPOCA receive an HPOCA Membership Card,  Membership Decal, One 50-word classified ad per member, per issue, in Hart-Parr Oliver Collector,FREE access to the members only section of www.hartparroliver.org.

Hart-Parr Oliver Collector is a bi-monthly magazine with information, history, articles by members, sources of parts, etc.

Membership is $35 a year, and checks can be sent to:

Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association 

PO Box 292092

Kettering, OH 45429

888.400.4962

To register online please visit http://www.hartparroliver.org/membership.html

Website: www.hartparroliver.org

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