Amsel Rosenbaum receives Heritage Farm Award

Amsel Rosenbaum, seated, received the Heritage Farm Award at the Boone County Fair. She was joined by her children (standing, l.-r.) Walt Rosenbaum, Harvey Rosenbaum and Larry Rosenbaum, all of Norfolk, and Karen Smoyer of Springdale, AR.

Amsel Maricle Rosenbaum and 2R Farms of Albion were hon­ored for 150 years of farm owner­ship during the 2019 Boone Coun­ty Fair.
Amsel was honored with an Aksarben Heritage Farm award for the original Harvey Maricle farm, which was established in 1868.
The award to Mrs. Rosenbaum and 2R Farms was presented af­ter the community worship service at the fairgrounds grandstand on Sunday morning, July 7.
Accompanying Amsel for the presentations were her daughter, Karen Smoyer of Springdale, AR, and her three sons, Walt, Harvey and Larry, all of Norfolk.
Each year, Aksarben honors families who have owned at least 40 acres of Nebraska farmland for 100 years (Pioneer Farm award) and for 150 years (Heritage Farm award). The Pioneer award was established in 1956, and nearly 10,000 of these awards have been presented since then. The Heritage award, started in 2014, has been presented to nearly 75 families.