Farm Families

We recognize the families who have kept Nebraska’s Agricultural heritage alive.

Nebraska is full of families who have been farming and keeping traditions alive for decades.

Each year, we partner with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers to present the Pioneer Farm and Heritage Farm Awards. These awards honor the families who have held same family ownership of land for 100 and 150 years.

Pioneer Award Recipients
Heritage Award Recipients

Farm Families

Past and present.

Apply for a Farm Family Award

Farm Family Awards

This program recognizes farm families in Nebraska whose land has been owned by members of the same family for 100 years (Pioneer Award) and 150 years (Heritage Award).

  • A family may receive one award at a time so apply for either the 100 year or the 150 year award.
  • The farm’s current minimum size required to submit an application is 40 acres, unless the original deed or homestead documents state the original homestead was less than 40 acres.

Any applications submitted after the deadline date of May 1st will be awarded the following year.

1 Award
2 Contact
3 Farm