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Area Farmers Recognized for Historic Farm Ownership

Posted: Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 6:22 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

A number of area farm families were recognized at the Iowa State Fair for their lengthy stewardship of farmland. The farms of Greg and Janet Townley of Prairie City, Berneda Steenhoek of Leighton, and Denis & Nancy (Loynachan) Johansen of Knoxville were acknowledged as Century Farms, meaning their family has owned them for at least 100 years. The farm of Betty Person, of Harvey, was recognized as a Heritage Farm, meaning 150-plus years of family ownership.