Several Dubuque County farms have been honored as Century and Heritage Farms.
Century Farm awards are presented to farms that have been in the family for 100 years, with Heritage Farm awards given to farms that have been in the family for 150 years.
The families of these farms are honored each year at the Iowa State Fair, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, small regional ceremonies are being held this year instead.
Three Dubuque County farm families were honored at a ceremony in Jackson County last week. The Century Farm award was presented to Roger Quade and Patricia Quade, as well as Patrick Walsh and Carol Walsh. And the Heritage Farm award was presented to David Puls.
Some families are choosing to wait until the 2021 Iowa State Fair to receive their award.
We’ll let you know of more local winners as they are announced.