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Century Farms 1984

KLEIN, MILLER, HEUER, SCHLUMBOHM, SHOEMAKER, RENSINK

Posted By: Lydia Lucas - Volunteer (email)
Date: 1/11/2017 at 15:06:01

From the Rock Valley Bee, October 10, 1984, p. 5:

Locals Honored for a Century of Farming

Three Rock Valley farmers were honored at the Iowa State Fair for having “Century Farms.” Arthur Walter Klein, John E. Miller and Wesley Miller were awarded certificates and plaques on August 22.

[Followed by an explanation of the Century Farm program. To date, 7751 Century Farm awards have been presented, including 405 in 1984. Accompanied by photos of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Miller and Arthur Walter Klein being presented with their awards.]

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From the Hawarden Independent, October 11, 1984, p. 10:

Three Local Farmers Honored For 100 Years of Farming

The 1984 awards ceremony was held at the Iowa State Fair on August 22, “honoring those families which have owned Iowa farmland for 100 years or more.” There are three families from Hawarden that were recognized. They are the Clarence Heuer family, since 1883; the Bernard Schlumbohm family, since 1883 and the Harold Gilbert Shoemaker family, since 1882.

[Followed by information on the Century Farm program. Accompanied by photos of Vance and Jennie Shoemaker and Clarence and Phyllis Heuer being presented with their awards.

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From the Sioux Center News, October 10, 1984, p. 9:

Photograph of a Century Farm certificate presentation, with the caption: The farm of Wilbur Rensink was honored as a Century Farm at ceremonies held Wednesday, Aug.; 22, 1984 at the Iowa State Fair.

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Other Century Farm awards in 1984 (farm histories separately posted):

Bogaard, Dirk – Century Farm 1884-1984
Jonas, Joseph - Century Farm 1884-1984


 

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