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Heithoff Inc. was awarded the prestigious Nebraska Pioneer Award at Saturday's Antelope County Fair.
Barney Heithoff started Heithoff Inc. in 1918.
Members of the Heithoff family were awarded with an engraved plaque and gatepost marker as permanent recognition of the milestone by Antelope County Farm Bureau President Steve Pellatz at Saturday's fair.
The award recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land in the same family for at least 100 years (Pioneer) or 150 years (Heritage), respectively.
Since its inception in 1956, nearly 10,000 farm families statewide have received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award. The Nebraska Heritage Farm Award, established in 2014, has been awarded to nearly 75 families.