The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers are now accepting applications for the 59th annual Pioneer Farm Awards, sponsored by Nebraska Farm Bureau. This award is presented to farm families in Nebraska and western Iowa who have held ownership of land within the same family for at least 100 consecutive years. Since its inception, the Pioneer Farm Award has recognized more than 9,000 families in over 90 counties.
The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and Nebraska Farm Bureau are also proud to announce its newest award celebrating western heritage. The Heritage Farm Award will recognize farm families who have held ownership of land consecutively within the same family for 150 years.
Applications for the awards can be found at all County Fair offices or online at www.aksarben.org. All applications must be returned to the County Fair office in which the land is located no later than May 1, 2014. Families receiving either award will be presented with one (1) engraved plaque and a gatepost marker.
This program is one of many supported by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation which was founded in 1895 “to leverage collective business leadership to build a more prosperous Heartland.”