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Antelope County recognized the Baum Family with the Nebraska Pioneer Farm on Saturday evening.
For over a half century, AKSARBEN Foundation has teamed with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers to present the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award, recognizing our farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land in the same family for at least 100 years or more.
Due to the longevity of land ownership and the strong rural roots, the Heritage Farm Award was created to recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land within the same family for 150 years.
Awards are presented at the county fair in which the land is located. The farm's family is given a commemorative plaque and gatepost marker. The two organizations that make this possible are:
Established in 1895, ASKARBEN Foundation represents the premier employers in Nebraska and western Iowa. AKSARBEN Foundation works as a unified network to influence change for the betterment of youth, the economy and Heartland communities. We advance our mission to leverage collective business leadership to build a more prosperous Heartland by funding needsbased scholarship programs, promoting the Heartland's cultural heritage through top-ranking community celebrations, and honoring community leaders who carry on the Heartland's tradition of philanthropy and volunteerism.
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation:
Nebraska Farm Bureau is proud to help sponsor the 2017 Pioneer and Heritage Farm Awards. As Nebraska Farm Bureau celebrates its Centennial year, we share in the pride of those reaching a milestone of 100 and 150 years of land ownership by one family. Nebraska Farm
Bureau's heritage and continuous mission is to serve Nebraska farm and ranch families, and these awards recognize the commitment to preserve and build Nebraska Agriculture for future generations," Steve Nelson, president Nebraska Farm Bureau said.