The South & North Logan County Conservation Districts recently recognized Darrell and Anne Crawford of Auburn as this year’s Farm Beautification Award Winners. The Crawford’s are recognized for their hard work and commitment for improving their land and increasing the scenic beauty on their farm.
The Crawford’s purchased their first tract of land in Logan County in 1983 which consisted of 110 acres off of Highway 103 North of Auburn, which was known as the old Gunn farm. They later purchased another 186 acres which joined the original tract in 2001. The farm has had portions sold off and currently 235 acres remain under their ownership. The farm contains of 75 acres of cropland, 75 acres of pasture, 21 acres of hayland, the remaining is woodland. In addition to cropping, the Crawfords are also raising registered Herford cattle.
Darrell and Anne have made many improvements over the years, among the most noticeable are the stained wood sided barns, the new fences that have been installed, the trees that have been planted along the driveway, and the cleaning and clearing of brush and grown up fields on the farm. Much of this effort has been a result of old fashioned sweat equity; something of which we are all very familiar! Their hard work and dedication to creating and maintaining a beautiful landscape does not go unnoticed. The Community appreciates all of those who take pride in the natural resources that are entrusted to their care.