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 1998 our club began doing an Oliver calendar and continues to do so  with the ongoing support and enthusiasm of our members.

 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.

Calendar Information


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:
10150 NE 58 Avenue
Mitchellville Iowa 50169-9503

Since its inception in 1998, 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)

Pioneer Power Swap Meet in Le Sueur, MN April 26-28

Mantorville Stagecoach Days June 29-30

HPOCA Summer Show Emporia, KS July 12-14

Root River Antique Historical Power Assn July 19-21 ALL Members are encouraged to attend.

Danesville Tractor Show all tractors welcome under the AGCO line. This show is endorsed by GNOC  Aug 4

Butterfield Threshing Bee Aug 17-18

GREAT NORTHERN AND NORTHLAND OLIVER COLLECTORS WILL BE HOSTING THE REGIONAL Hart-Parr/Oliver/Cletrac Show in conjunction with Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Assn. August 23-25


Know of a tractor rides / show that’s not on the list? Email Greatnorthernoliver@gmail.com



Albany Pioneer Days

Photos courtesy of club member’s Bryan And Lisa Ebbenga

Cedar Valley Engine Club Threshers Reunion

Photos courtesy of Northern Lights Oliver Collectors

45th Annual LeSueur Mn Pioneer Power Show

2018 Butterfield MN Threshing Bee

36th Annual Root River Show 2018 Spring Valley MN

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.

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



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.


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!


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:


   %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


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

Website: www.hartparroliver.org


Oliver lift master forklift for sale. 6 cylinder Waukesha diesel 4 x 4 rebuilt motor, tranny, starter fuel pump, 12 foot main mast with 3 stage lift. Located in Birch Run Michigan Call Michael (989)252-6286 asking $ 8500 obo

Retirement Auction Saturday, April 6th – 10:00 am 26076 150th St, Sleepy Eye, MN     Directions:    From Sleepy Eye, take Hwy 4 South for 8 miles, turn East onto 150th St, after 3/4 mile, farm site will be on the North side of the road. Watch for signs!    For more information visit   http://magesland.com/tractors-farm-machinery-equipment/

Retirement Auction Saturday, April 6th – 10:00 am 26076 150th St, Sleepy Eye, MN

Directions: From Sleepy Eye, take Hwy 4 South for 8 miles, turn East onto 150th St, after 3/4 mile, farm site will be on the North side of the road. Watch for signs!

For more information visit http://magesland.com/tractors-farm-machinery-equipment/

Our newest member of our club Bryan Ebbenga  sells tractor books and manuals. Call Bryan~ He might have what you're looking for~   507-995-1297. 

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Gas NF 3pt 2 hydraulic valves, good tires, hydra power, runs good, SN 16-1105 138 429 807
For sale - Dexter IaWayne 515-707-7577

If you have a tractor for sale or an up coming auction in the Midwest region please email Greatnorthernoliver@gmail.com