Kitten farm honored for 100 years as part of Land Heritage program
From Staff Reports
A local farm was honored for 100 years at the 46th annual Texas Department of Agriculture’s Family Land Heritage Ceremony Nov. 3 in Austin.
A total of 54 farms statewide were honored at the event, ranging from 100 years and more.
They received a certificate and a photo from Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller.
The Family Land Heritage Program recognizes family farms and ranches that have been engaged in continuous agricultural production for 100 years or more.
It began in 1974 and has honored more than 5,000 Texas family farms and ranches.
The story on the family farm was written by Jerry James Kitten, great-great-nephew of Florence Herman Kitten.
The Kitten Family Farm was founded in 1916 about three miles west of Slaton by Florence.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.