November 11, 2020
At this year’s South Dakota State Fair, a legacy of farm and ranch families were recognized.
The South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture honored farms and ranches that have been in the same family for 100, 125 and even 150 years.
This year, 25 families were honored with the Century Farm award, 16 with the Quasquicentennial award and two with the Sesquicentennial award. To be eligible a farm must be owned by a member of the same family, consist of 80 acres or more and have proof of the original date of farm purchase.
Since the program began in 1984, over 3,000 farm and ranch families have been honored. The award presentation takes place each year at the South Dakota State Fair.
Century of agriculture
One hundred years is a long-time in farming or ranching. This year 25 more South Dakota families were honored for their dedication to the agriculture industry.
Carl Ashdown, Hyde
Frances Behnke, Marshall
Charles and Peggy Boydston, Pennington
David and Sharon Bushnell, Lyman
Cindy Dancler (Jan Family Farm), Charles Mix
Allen and Margaret (Youngberg) Eggers, Roberts
Agnes E.L. Gross, Hand
Barbara Sue Haynes, Aurora
Byron and Dennis Hendrickson, Hamlin
Joanne, Roger and Evan Jensen, Kingsbury
Paul and Bridget Johnson, Codington
Dan Kari, Perkins
Eugene and Lois Kleinjan, Brookings
John and Loni Kocmich, Charles Mix
Jimmie Larsen, Turner
William H and Diane McDaniel, Haakon
Curtis and Heather (Koerner) McGuigan, Lawrence
Nix Family Ranch LP, Jones
Matthew and Muriel (Gade) Olson, Codington
Rasmussen-Lehman 33 Ranch, Mellette
Mark and Jill Rust, Hamlin
Marshall and Colleen Springer - Buffalo Butte Ranch, Gregory
Donald and Dianna Stotz, Potter
Kerry and Paula Warkenthien, Clark
Steve, Linda, Terry, Robin Wicks, Lake
125 years strong
Sixteen farms made up this year’s Quasquicentennial Farm/ Ranch Honorees.
Avis Brandenburger, Roberts
Donald and Fae Dayton, Brown
Kathleen (Eickman) Piscitello, McCook
Donald Erickson, Marshall
Kaija Graves, Brule
Larry and Linda Halse, Codington
Gerald Hefner, Davison
David and Marcia Johnson, Brookings
Joe and Paul Nordstrom, Roberts
Don and Helen (Whipple) Prater, Grant
Geraldine D Purtell, Charles Mix
Darlene and Mark Ripp, Hutchinson
Donna Schwartz, Minnehaha
Donna Webster, Minnehaha
Zane L Williams, Yankton
David Thyen, Codington
Elite farm status
Just two farm families reached the Sesquicentennial or 150-year mark.
F. Arlene DeVany of Clay and Clifford, Janet and Clayton Sorum of Lincoln were recognized during the state fair.
To apply for 2021, visit South Dakota Farm Bureau online for details.
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