The Krauskopf family received an award 100 years in the making.
The annual Sturgeon Proud awards ceremony took place on Wednesday (Apr.18). Trudy and Ralph Krauskopf received the 100 year farm family award that night.
To sum up the recognition in one word: “awesome,” said Trudy. “You don’t think about this while you’re farming and busy with raising a family.”
Ralph’s parents moved onto the land in 1918 and the county gives out the award if a direct descendant still lives on the property.
“He was born here on the farm along with all of his siblings, they were all delivered here or with a midwife here in the 1920s and 1930s,” said Trudy. “So he was born here and he said, he wants to die here on the farm.”
Now in their 80s, the Krauskopfs do not actively farm, but enjoy their way of life in the county surrounded by nature.
A full list of the night's award winners can be found here.