Texas Ag Commissioner Todd Staples will honor 115 historic Texas family farms and ranches today. This marks the 38th annual Family Land Heritage ceremony held in Austin.
The event recognizes Texas families who have kept their original land in agricultural production for 100 years or more. And four agriculture families across our area are being recognized.
The Newsome family has been farming in Floyd County since 1913. They currently raise cotton and wheat.
The Evelyn Clifton farm is being recognized in Scurry County for remaining in constant ag production since 1911. They continue to grow cotton.
Another Scurry County historic farm, the Ricky and Lisa Bowman farm. They also have been producing cotton for over 100 years since 1911.
And finally a Yoakum County ranch will be honored. Branch Ranch, which now specializes in raising natural beef, was established in 1906.
Ag Day Lubbock certainly congratulates all 115 Texas farms and ranches being recognized this year by the Texas Department of Agriculture.