Dave and Patsy Norman recently received the Century Farm Award from the University of Missouri Extension Service.
James W. and Ida Norman first bought the family farm in March 1902 from Washington Carlock. James Norman was a livestock farmer who raised Hereford cattle, mules and horses. At the death of James Norman, his son, Dow Norman, along with his wife, Vora, took ownership of the farm.
Dow and Vora Norman were livestock farmers who raised cattle and mules.
Dave and Patsy Norman purchased the family farm from Dave's parents in 1957.
The Normans are retired dairy farmers. They raised four children: Debbie, Nancy, Paul and Mark. They established one of the first all registered herds of Holstein Fresian cattle in south Missouri.
The Normans' Holsteins have received state and national awards, and 4H and FFA dairy cattle seminars have been held on the Norman Farm.
Dwight Holmes, small farms education assistant with the University of Missouri Extension office in Alton, presemted the Century Farm Award to the Normans.
The deadline for submission this year is June 15.
For further information contact the University of Missouri Extension Office located in basement of the Oregon County Courthouse at Alton.