The Aspinall Award, first given in 1981, is the most prestigious of its kind in Colorado and honors outstanding individuals for service and dedication to water resource management and development in the state. Wayne Aspinall served the citizens of Colorado with distinction and honor for 24 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was one of the most effective members-of Congress, serving ten years as Chairman of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs which has a large role in developing the nation's water policy.
Farr has served on the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District's Board of Directors since 1955 and as President of the Municipal Subdistrict since its creation in 1969. As Chairman of the Greeley Water Board, he plays a prominent role in shaping the city's water policies. He is also Chairman of the Board of Farr Farms, Farr Feeders, Inc., and Farr Farms Potato Company. He was recently appointed to his second term as South Platte Basin Director on the Board of the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority, created by the State Legislature in 1981 to serve as a state water project funding agency. In addition, he has served as a Director of various banking institutions, utility companies, and other corporations. He is Past President of the National Cattlemen's Association and continues to carry on longstanding involvement with the Boy Scouts of America.