Applications for the annual Nebraska Pioneer and Heritage Farm Award and nominations for Good Neighbor Awards are due to the AKSARBEN Foundation by May 2.
Sponsored by AKSARBEN Foundation and Nebraska Farm Bureau, the Nebraska Pioneer and Heritage Farm Award programs honor farm families in Nebraska whose land has been owned by members of the same family for 100 years (Pioneer) and 150 years (Heritage). To date, more than 9,000 families in all 93 Nebraska counties have been honored at their respective county fairs. Each farm honoree receives one engraved plaque and one gatepost marker as permanent recognition of their milestone.
An annual award exemplifying the organization’s mission of giving back to the community and moving forward Heartland prosperity, the Good Neighbor Award is sponsored by AKSARBEN Foundation and the Omaha World-Herald. The program recognizes individuals or groups from Nebraska or western Iowa nominated by friends or neighbors for performing unselfish acts of kindness without the expectation of compensation or personal gain of any kind. In the last four years, more than 150 individuals or groups have received this recognition. Commemorative certificates and lapel pins are awarded at the honorees’ summer county fair.
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