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Iowa recognizes area Century, Heritage farms

Farms with 100 and 150 years of continuous family ownership received honors.

Gregory Sharbondy
Gregory Sharbondy, Sibley, was honored with a certificate for having a Heritage Farm during the Iowa State Fair in August. The farm was settled in Osceola County in 1872.
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DES MOINES, Iowa — Several farm families from Lyon, Osceola and Dickinson counties in northwest Iowa were honored for having farms in their family for 100 or 150 years during the Iowa State Fair last month in Des Moines.

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Century and Heritage farm family honorees include the following:

Streit family
The John Streit family was honored for having a Heritage Farm during the Iowa State Fair in August. The Streits own a farm near Ashton in Osceola County.
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Knudtson family
The Cory and Karess Knudtson family of Milford was recognized for their Heritage Farm in Dickinson County. The farm was settled in 1872.
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Knobloch family
The Myron Knobloch family of Alvord was recognized for having a Century Farm at the Iowa State Fair in August. The farm was settled by their family in 1907.
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Ahrenstorff family
The Kurt Ahrenstorff family of Lake Park, Iowa, was honored at the Iowa State Fair in August for having a Century Farm. The farm was settled by the family in 1922.
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William Kruse family
The William S. Kruse family of George, Iowa, was honored for having a Heritage Farm by the Iowa State Fair in August. The farm was settled in 1872.
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Steven Kruse family
The Steven Kruse family of George, Iowa, was honored with a Heritage Farm certificate for having a farm in their family for 150 years. The award was presented during the Iowa State Fair in August.
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Julie Buntjer became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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