Custer County families recognized by Aksarben

Staff Writer

Three Custer County families received Nebraska Pioneer Farm Awards Aug. 2, 2018. The awards are from the Aksarben Foundation and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers. The Pioneer award recognizes families who have consecutively held ownership of land in the same family for at least 100 years.

The Custer County families that received the Pioneer Awards are the Reed Farm, Inc./Gail and Tara Reed, Norma Erikson and Gibbon Ranches LLC. Shawn Lemkuhler, board member of the Custer County Ag Society presented the award prior to the Livestock Auction at the 2018 Custer County Fair.

There were 138 honored families this year. 122 received the Pioneer award and 16 received the Heritage Award which recognizes 150 years of family ownership.