Rural Life Day & Century Farm Award

Nurturing Rural Life Through Faith

Rural Life Day is held annually to award families with the Monsignor John George Weber Century Farm Award to celebrate families in the diocese who have farmed or have owned their farm for 100 years or longer. Each year the event is held in a different deanery of the diocese and is held in the middle of August. Everyone in the Diocese is welcome and encouraged to attend to share in the stories of these families and share in the faith that held the family together for over 100 years. 

2022 Rural Life Day

A short video of the 2022 Rural Life Day and John George Webber Century Farm Awards.

Past Recipients of the Msgr. John George Weber Century Farm Awards:

Michael Griffin
Martin Family Farm
Frank Schwarzenburger
Norbert Family Farm
Irma Matson
Weis Family Farm

Hubert Diederich
Isidore & Agatha Reichert
Vincent Coufal

Emma & Dale Davidson
E.G. Hanley
Murphy Farm
Jeremy & Jennifer Reidel
The Schulte Farm
Zachary J. Stadelman

Richard & Connie (Curry) Allamon
Mark & Denise Becker Family
Eileen Bellairs
Thomas & Therese Haas Family
Allen & Ellen Schmidt/ Brett & Ashley Schmidt Family
Donna “Cole” Stahl Family
Ronald & Jo Whitmer Family

John Billinger 
Bouska Family
Steve Jr. & Carmel Dlabal
Raymond Kepka Sr. 
Barbara A. Princ
Ron & Virginia Ptacek
Susan Thielen Family
John & Verna Wetter

John & Elaine Moellering
Karol Dean Riener
Aaron & Marci Sis