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Beer farm earns award

The Philippine and Richard Beer farm in the town of St. Joseph was recently recognized at the Wisconsin State Fair as a 2009 Century Farm.

The Century Farm and Home Award program started in 1948 as part of Wisconsin's centennial celebration. The program honors families who have had continuously ownership of their Wisconsin farm or home for 100 years or more.

The Beer farm was one of 145 Century Farms and Homes recognized at a breakfast at the Wisconsin State Fair on Aug. 11.