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The Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the Nebraska Fair Managers Association, along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau, announced the 109 honorees from 55 counties for the 2012 Pioneer Farm Family Awards—among those honored was the John and Dorothy Faught family of Elsie.
In order to qualify for this distinction, members of the same family must have owned a partial of land consecutively for at least 100 years.
Daughter Jane and husband Ken Potts currently reside on the homestead where they farm and continue the family legacy. Jane was raised in the home where they curently live.
Since its inception, 59 years ago, more than 8,000 families have been granted this award from across the region.
Each honoree receives an engraved plaque and gatepost marker as permanent recognition of this milestone.
The Faught family was presented their plaque during the 2012 Perkins County Fair in conjunction with celebration of the county’s 125th anniversary.
This program is just one of those supported by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation which was founded in 1895 “to leverage collective business leadership to build a more prosperous Heartland.”