Rathje family farm recognized for 118 years

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With the induction of Jim and Nancy Rathje of Phillips, another Hamilton County farm family has joined the ranks of honor, earning the prestigious Aksarben Pioneer Farm award for 100-plus years of farm ownership.

Together each year the Nebraska Farm Bureau, the Aksarben Foundation and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers honor families across the state for their long-standing dedication to the trade -- and reaching the “incredible milestone of owning at least 40 acres of farmland within one family for 100 or 150 years.”

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