The AKSARBEN Foundation is currently accepting applications for the annual Nebraska Pioneer and Heritage Farm Award. Sponsored by AKSARBEN Foundation and Nebraska Farm Bureau, the program honors farm families in Nebraska whose land has been owned by members of the same family for 100 years (Pioneer) and 150 years (Heritage). To date more than 9,000 families in all 93 counties have been honored at their respective county fairs. Each farm honoree receives one engraved plaque and one gatepost marker as permanent recognition of their milestone.
Application details must be verified by the county fair board in which the land is located prior to submission to AKSARBEN Foundation. The 2017 Nebraska Farm Award applications are due to county fair boards no later than April 21, 2017. Application forms can be obtained online at aksarben.org/p/coreinitiatives/agriculture/264, by emailing Siedelmannjfirstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 402-554-9600 ext. 107 or by mail 6910 Pacific St. Ste., 102, Omaha, NE 68106.
The applications may then be turned in to Kathy Waldmann, 308-728-5505 or any fair board member of the Valley County Fair Board.