Farmsteads honored for carrying on family farming tradition

Wisconsin State Farmer

During the Wisconsin State Fair, 167 farmsteads were recognized for their longevity and carrying on Wisconsin's rich family farming tradition. This year, 54 farms received the Sesquicentennial Farm & Home Award while 123 properties joined the 9,344 Century Farms already honored since the program began in 1948.

During the Wisconsin State Fair, 167 farmsteads were recognized for their longevity and carrying on Wisconsin's rich family farming tradition.

Sesquicentennial Farms

Brown: Ann and Lee Kapinos, Denmark; and Linda and Neal Ruechel, Green Bay. Buffalo: Rober Sendelbach, Cochrane. Calumet: Donal Mielke, Menasha.

Columbia: James Caldwell, Arlington; Gregerson Farm LLC, Wisconsin Dells; and Patricia and Neal James, Dalton. Dane: Hensen Brothers Dairy Inc., Waunakee; Lary Slotten, Belleville; and Laura, Tyler, Lisa and Gerald Voss, Mazomanie.

Dodge: James Kopplin, Fall River; and Sue, Ellie and Daryl Wuenne, Mayville. Fond du Lac: Jane Ellen Salter Gaffney, Fond du Lac; Lori, Jason and Gary Kraus, St. Cloud; Jelaine and Timothy Scannell, Eden; and Mary Ann and George Scott, Fond du Lac.

Grant: Myers Farms Inc., Platteville. Green: Holly and William Atkinson, Albany; Patterson Farm, Brooklyn; and Jan and Dave Wartenweiler, Monroe. Green Lake: Diane Allen Oberhelman, Green Lake. Iowa: David George Bawden, Arena.

Jefferson: Lorraine and Robert Knaack Trust, Watertown; G. Dean Melcher, Watertown; and David Schultz, Cambridge. Juneau: Sally and James Raese, Wonewoc. Kewaunee: Mary Margaret and Anthony Knorn, Casco; and Laurel and Roger Teske, Algoma.

LaCrosse: Sandra and Dale Young, Mindoro; Lafayette: Ann and Arnie Miehe, Darlington. Marquette: Charlene and John Bennett, Westfield. Monroe: Doris, David and Donald Hall, Tomah; Laurie and Kevin Hall, Cashton; Amy and Michael Hedrick, Norwalk; and Margaret and Terrence Tiber, Camp Douglas.

Sheboygan: Mark, Jon, Glenn Stuckmann, Sheboygan Falls; Pierce: Hilton Fiedler, Prescott; Janie and Melvin Fisher, Maiden Rock; Heidi and Michael Jacobson and family, Spring Valley; and Carol and H. Bruce Turner, Baldwin.

Racine: Keith Jacobson, Franksville; Richland: William Lewis, Muscoda; Rock: Karen and Paul Gilbertson, Clinton. Sauk: Linda and Ervin Borleske, Reedsburg; JoEllen Manville Ellett, LaValle; Donna and Robert Ochsner, Plain; and Karen and Donald Zick, North Freedom.

Shawano: Kathleen and Jeffrey Preder, Random Lake; and Harold Wolf, Marion. St. Croix: Robyn and James Cicchese, Hudson. Vernon: Mary and Armand Bringe, Viroqua. Walworth: Mark Enright, Burlington; and Carter Johnson, Delavan. Waukesha: Henry Posbrig, Muskego.

Century Farms

Barron: Virgil Barthman and Trust, Clayton; Albert and Mark Eggert, Clayton; W. Herbert Melbye, Cameron; Virgil Rankin, Almena; and Bonnie and Alfred Thill, Turtle Lake. Bayfield: David Washnieski, Mason.

Brown: Ann and Lee Kapinos, Denmark; Jessica and Kyle Rentmeester, Green Bay; Judy and Bernard Sloma, Denmark. Burnett: Penny and Kenneth Bistram Jr., Grantsburg; Susan and David Olson, Danbury.

Calumet: Paul, Frederick and Robert Harder, Hilbert; and Craig and Leroy Weniger, Chilton. Chippewa: Steve and Fred Hilger, Bloomer; Carol and Steve Hilger, Bloomer; Jacqueline and Daniel Holub, Boyd; Tina and Dale Logslett, Colfax; Laura and Ken Schmitt, Colfax.

Columbia: Kathleen, Florence and Arnold Griepentrog Sr., Pardeeville; and Mountford Family Farm, Poynette. Crawford: Beverly Cram, Soldiers Grove; David Crogan, Ferryville; Diane and Ronald Lawrence, Eastman; Cheryl and John Lucey, Ferryville.

Dane: Eikland Farm LLC, Cambridge; Deb and Jeff Halverson, Deerfield; Hensen Brothers Dairy Inc., Waunakee; Laura, Tyler, Lisa and Gerald Voss, Mazonmanie. Dodge: Sharon and Robert Belling, Lomira; Louise and Norbert Feucht, Mayville; Kevin Theede, Waterloo; and Howard Zubke, Watertown.

Douglas: Ronald Pete, Superior; Arlene Haagensen and Frederick Stecher, Hawthorne. Fond du Lac: Jelaine and Timothy Scannell, Eden; Julie and Cyril Schaefer Jr. and Family, Mt. Calvary; and Linda Zehren, Campbellsport.

Grant: Kathy and David Alcott, Montfort; Margaret and David Klar, Platteville; Dorothy Macke, Lancaster; Myers Farms Inc., Platteville; Peg and Carol Sherman, Hazel Green; and Marilyn and Charles Volenec, Montfort.

Green: Larry Buetzer, Browntown; Darlene and Ronald Schwartzlow, Brodhead; Julie and Ryan Syse, Blanchardville. Green Lake: Diane Allen Oberhelman, Green Lake. Iron: Joan G. Eugene Luoma, Saxon. Jackson: Kathy and George Esser, Alma Center. Jefferson: Phyllis and Dennis Duddeck, Watertown; and Jon and Dale Febock, Cambridge.

Juneau: Janice Anderson, Elroy. Kewaunee: Carl Smidel, Kewaunee. La Crosse: Sandra and Dale Young, Mindoro. Lafayette: Glenda and Gene Komprood, Gratiot; Mary Schweitzer Trust, Mineral Point. Lincoln: Gregory Lange, Gleason.

Manitowoc: Lisa and Terry Behnke, Brillion; Alice and Gordon Braun, Whitelaw; Rosalie and Randy Gieger, Reedsville; Judy and Steve Meiselwitz, Cleveland; and Michael Koenig Family Farm, Valders.

Marathon: Jodi and Paul Krause, Edgar; Pat, Jim, Jodi and Paul Krause, Edgar; Keith W. Spindler, Stratford; and Bernadine, Douglas, Robert and Brian Wilke, Wausau.

Marinette: Lewandowski Family Trust, Pound; Darryl Newingham, Dunbar; and Duane C. Therriault, Marinette. Marquette: Jeanne Metcalf, Montello; and Victoria and Victor Trimble, Montello.

Monroe: Russell Rezin and Son Inc., Warrens; and Michael Wiedl, Norwalk. Outagamie: Van Wychen Farms LLC, Kaukauna; Vissers Homestead, Oneida and Wichman Farms Inc, Appleton.

Pepin: Tammy and Daniel Sam, Arkansaw. Pierce: Janice L. and Melvin C. Fisher, Maiden Rock. Polk: Jan and LeRoy Christensen, Cushing; Connie J. and James M. Demulling, New Richmond; Tracy A. and Paul L. Mattson, St. Croix Falls; and Minglewood Inc., Deer Park.

Richland: Kenneth William Thiede, Muscoda. Rock: Darlene A. Becker, Janesville; Julie and David, Funk's Fairview Acres Inc., Janesville; Paula and Jeffrey Hahn, Clinton; Mary and Thomas Hergert, Milton; Nancy Conway Nieinhuis Rev. Trust, Janesville; Linda Olson, Brodhead; Cheryl, Tom, Joe and Scott Skelly, Janesville; and Kaaren Torkelson, Beloit.

Sauk: Kristi and Warren Behn, Reedsburg; Ethel and John Leidig, North Freedom; Jo Ellen Manville Ellett, LaValle; Meixelsperger Living Trust, Spring Green; Joe Meyer and Sons LLC, Reedsburg; Alice and Greg Nolden, Prairie du Sac; Prem Estates LLC, Plain; James Wenzel, Sauk City; and Karen and Donald Zick, North Freedom.

Shawano: Seth and Michael Muskavitch, Shawano; Melissa and Joseph Tyczkowski, Pulaski; and Harold Wolf, Marion. Sheboygan: Janie and Terry Abraham, Plymouth; Leroy Rau, Sheboygan Falls; Kim and Steven Rauwerdink, Sheboygan Falls; and Mark, John, Glenn Stuckmann, Sheboygan Falls.

St. Croix: Robyn and James Cicchese, Hudson; Mary and Randall Demulling, New Richmond; Gloria Knott, Hudson; Luella and Bruce Rambery, Hammond and Margaret and Paul Walker, River Falls. Taylor: Christine Novak, Lublin.

Trempealeau: Barbara Hypes, Terry Lee Docken and Rita Marie Docken, Galesville. Walworth: Pounder Brothers Inc, Delavan. Washburn: Carlton Family Farm, Spooner.

Washington: Diane and Elmer Kowalske, Cedarburg; Waupaca: Andrew Wallace Malotky, Clintonville. Waushara: Jane Ann and Jon Wilcox, Wautoma. Winnebago: Deborah and Russell Lee, Omro. Wood: Joyce and James Edwards, Rudolph; and Matthew Lippert, Grass Ridge Farm LLC, Pittsville.

Editors Note: The names of the Sesquicentennial Farm honorees were not listed last week. Here is the list in its entirety.