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.

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.





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