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Family Land Heritage honorees
Two Wilson County farms are among the 104 Texas family farms and ranches Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples honored during the 37th annual Family Land Heritage celebration held Nov. 8 in the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
Adrian Pawelek of Three Oaks Rocking X Ranch and Sue Koch Witten of Bar Seven Six Ranch in Wilson County were among those honored. They were joined by Gonzales County honorees Quentin Dean Novosad of Novosad Farm and John L. Zavadil for the Zavadil Ranch.
The ceremony, held in the House Chamber at the Texas State Capitol, recognizes families which have kept their farms and ranches in continuous agricultural production for 100 years or more. To date, the Texas Department of Agriculture has recognized more than 4,700 properties in 237 counties across Texas.
Agriculture is a $100 billion industry in Texas and one of the state’s leading economic drivers.
Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Family Land Heritage Program, with the deadline set for May 1.
For more information, visit bit.ly/V6wdlv or contact Lance Williams at 512-463-3285 or email Lance.Williams@TexasAgriculture.gov.
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