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Aksarben Announces the 2022 Aksarben Farm Family Award Recipients for 100 or 150 years of Consecutive Farm Ownership within One Family

Omaha, Neb. (June 28, 2019) – Aksarben began recognizing the dedication and perseverance of Nebraska farm families in 1956. Since then, nearly 10,000 families have been recognized statewide. Paying homage to these families is something Aksarben looks forward to each year and, along with Nebraska Farm Bureau who partners on this award, we are excited to announce this year’s honorees.  

The Aksarben Pioneer Farm Family Award recognizes the ownership of at least 40 acres of farmland held by the same family for 100 years and the Aksarben Heritage Farm Family Award recognizes 150 years of family farm ownership.

“It’s always such an honor to recognizes the hard work and dedication of these incredible families. The milestones these families have reached is a true testament to the strong Nebraska values that set our state apart and have been making Aksarben proud, for over 125 years,” said Sandra Reding, Aksarben Foundation President.

Mark McHargue, President of Nebraska Farm Bureau, adds, “Nebraska Farm Bureau is proud to be part of this long-standing program. Farm and ranch families deserve to be recognized with this coveted and prestigious award which includes nearly 10,000 families in its alliance. These awards recognize the commitment to preserve and build Nebraska agriculture for future generations.”

To commemorate this milestone, each of these families will receive an engraved plaque and gatepost marker at the county fair in the county where their farm is located.

Honoring 150 years – the 2022 Aksarben Heritage Farm Families are:

  • Adams County
    • Woodworth Family Farm, Established 1872
  • Cass County
    • Meisinger Family Farm, Established 1872
    • Dill Family Farm, Established 1867
    • Corporal Frank Kendall Family Farm, Established 1857
  • Cuming County
    • Gaster Family Farm, Established 1867
  • Dixon County
    • Sherman Family Farm, Established 1878
  • Dodge County
    • Paul H. Harms Family Farm, Established 1871
    • Oscar A. Bergquist Family Farm, Established 1870
  • Douglas County
    • Dyer Family Farm, Established 1865
  • Fillmore County
    • James Horne Family Farm
  • Franklin County
    • Quinn Family Farm, Established 1873
  • Gage County
    • Teresa J. Edwards Farm, Established 1871
  • Harlan County
    • Neil Collins Family Farm, Established 1871
    • Dobberstein Family Farm, Established 1871
    • Peterson Livestock, Inc.
  • Howard County
    • Lukasiewicz Family Farm, Established 1880
  • Jefferson County
    • Reesman Investment Corporation
    • Darrow Family Farm, Established 1871
  • Johnson County
    • Unvert Family Farm, Established 1862
  • Lancaster County
    • Hall Family Farm, Established 1872
    • Lostroh Family Farm, Established 1870
  • Madison County
    • Eldred Winter Farm, Established 1872
  • Nemaha County
    • Neddenriep Family Farm, Established 1872
    • Bohling Family Farm, Established 1872
  • Polk County
    • Peter Peterson Homestead
    • Dunn Family Farm
  • Red Willow County
    • Ashton Homestead/Kelley Family Farm, Established 1872
  • Richardson County
    • Simmonds Family Farm, Established 1872
    • Faller Family Farm
  • Saunders County
    • Zakovec Family Farm, Established 1872
    • Thomas Homestead Farm, Established 1872
  • Seward County
    • Downing/Heidtbrink Family Farm
  • Stanton County
    • Long Family Farm, 150 years
  • Washington County
    • Brad & Barry Peterson Farm, Established 1872
    • Giesselman Family Farm, Established 1867
    • Niederhoefer Homestead
    • Larsen Farms – Wild Rose Farm
  • York County
    • Gerry and Pam George

Honoring 100 years – the 2022 Aksarben Pioneer Farm Families are:

  • Adams County                  
    • Shay Family Farm, Established 1921
  • Antelope County             
    • Grosserode Farms, Established 1880
    • Carpenter Family Farm
    • Filkins Family Farm, Established 1903
  • Boyd County
    • Holmberg Family Farm, Established 1921
  • Butler County
    • Behne Family Farm, Established 1917
    • Pavel Family Farm, Established 1905
  • Cass County
    • Wendt Family Farm, Established 1918
  • Cedar County
    • Lauer Family Farm, Established 1920
  • Chase County
    • Clements Family Farm, Established 1917
  • Cherry County
    • Epke/Stiefel Family Farm, Established 1903
  • Cedar County
    • Joe and Linda Hochstein (original owner: Bernard and Anna Wubben) Farm Est. 1898
  • Clay County
    • McKelvie Family Farm, Established 1918
  • Cuming County
    • Ahrens Family Farm, Established 1920
    • Kratke – Roeber Family Farm, Established 1891
  • Custer County
    • Henry Family Farm, Established 1922
    • Kissell Family Farm, Established 1907
  • Dakota County
    • Gotch Family Farm, Established 1917
  • Deuel County
    • Carter Family Farm, Established 1917
    • Old Dorn Ranch, Established 1904
  • Dixon County
    • Courtland and Darlene Roberts Family Farm, Established 1920
    • F. Roeber Family Farm, Established 1915
    • Erwin Farm, Established 1920
  • Dodge County
    • Erickson Family Farm, Established 1906
  • Douglas County
    • Gordon Mueller Family Farm, Established 1880
  • Fillmore County
    • Dr. Julie Cowan Novak Family
    • Cowan Family Farm
    • Volkmer Family Farm
    • Ward-Aspegren Family Farm
    • Kotas/Engle Family Farm
    • Otte Family Farm
    • Hutchens Family Farm
    • Kronhofman Family Farm
  • Franklin County
    • Meyer Family Farm, Established 1897
  • Frontier County
    • Allen Farm, Established 1915
    • Boerkircher-Buehner Family Farm
    • Thomas and Cora Owen, Established 1918
  • Gage County
    • Nieveen Family Farm, Established 1918
    • Miller Family Farm, Established 1900
  • Garden County
    • Whitney Family Farm, Established 1918
  • Greeley County
    • Swanson Family Acres
    • Riebschlager Family Farm, Established 1903
  • Holt County
    • Stauffer Family Farm, Established 1920
    • Wood Ranch Family Farm, Established 1915
  • Howard County
    • Sachtjen Family Farm, Established 1921
  • Jefferson County
    • Pohlmann Family Farm, Established 1920
    • John, Henry, and Randall Nolte Family Farm, Established 1916
    • Theodore Dux Farm, Established 1920
  • Knox County
    • Patsy K. Kuhl Family Farm, Established 1922
  • Lancaster County
    • Gerhardt and Sophie Lostroh Family Farm, Established 1900
    • Tejral Family Farm, Established 1920
  • Lincoln County
    • Copeland Ranch, Established 1916
    • Frels Family Farm, Established 1907
    • Broeder Family Farm, Established 1903
  • Loup County
    • Four Box Ranch, Established 1921
  • Pawnee County
    • Raymond Daniel Family Farm, Established 1922
  • Perkins County
    • Kuenning & Son, LLC Family Farm, Established 1917
  • Phelps Willow County
    • Sand Family Farm, Established 1905
  • Platte County
    • Nyffeler Family Farm, Established 1917
    • Hoesly Family Farm, Established 1908
  • Polk County
    • Kuhnel Family Farm, Established 1911
  • Red Willow County
    • Rosier Family Farm, Established 1922
  • Richardson County
    • The Bierman Family, Established 1921
    • Werner Farm, Established 1908
    • Schatz Family Farm, Established 1922
  • Saline County
    • Sebek Family Farm, Established 1917
  • Saunders County
    • Masek Family Farm, Established 1907
  • Seward County
    • Schweitzer-Steckly Family Farm, Established 1921
    • Curtis Farms – Since 1921
  • Stanton County
    • Klug Family Farm, Established 1919
    • Wolff Farms, Established 1922
    • Stodola Family Farm, Established 1920
  • Thayer County
    • Kassebaum Family Farm, Established 1919
  • Washington County
    • Gerald and Patricia (Cain) Eskilsen
  • Wayne County
    • Hanson Family Farm, Established 1902
  • York County
    • Whitemore/Blankenship Farm, Established 1922

For more information about the Aksarben Foundation, visit www.aksarben.org

About Aksarben Foundation

Established in 1895, Aksarben is a unified network of business and community leaders committed to preserving and expanding prosperity in our heartland communities through advancements in education, workplace development and civic projects born from effective private, public, and philanthropic partnerships.  

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