Olson, Peterson inducted into York Area Ag Hall of Fame – York News-Times

Gerald Pete Peterson and Dale Olson were honored this past weekend when they were inducted into the York Area Ag Hall of Fame.

York County Commissioner Kurt Bulgrin and Jeff Steckman from Cornerstone Bank were present for the induction of Gerald Pete Peterson into the York Area Ag Hall of Fame.

Dale Olson was accompanied by many family members Sunday, Oct. 4, when he was inducted into the York Area Ag Hall of Fame during an event held in the historic church at Wessels Living History Farm. Joining them were York County Commissioner Kurt Bulgrin (who opened the event with comments about the importance of agriculture) and Jeff Steckman from Cornerstone Bank (the bank was this years marquis sponsor of the event).

YORK It was with heartfelt appreciation and honor that Dale Olson and Gerald Pete Peterson accepted their inductions into the York Area Ag Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 4, during a special ceremony held at the Wessels Living History Farm.

The York Area Ag Hall of Fame was created by the York News-Times in 1999, as a way to honor influential people in York Countys rich agricultural history. The intent was and continues to be to memorialize the stories of local people who played a major role in the biggest part of the local/state economy and heritage agriculture.

Each year, residents submit nominations. Two inductees are selected and the York News-Times writes their stories which are published and included on the plaques. One large plaque is added to the Ag Hall of Fame wall, which is in the antique tractor display building on the farm. The plaques honoring Olson and Peterson joined 74 others and will hang there forever for the public to see.

And another plaque is presented each year to the inductees or their families which they can then keep.

Sundays event was held in the historic church at the Wessels Farm, with a number of people from the community as well as family members in attendance.

York County Commissioner Kurt Bulgrin welcomed everyone to the induction ceremony, talking about the importance of agriculture in York County as well as the entire state. He talked about the rich history of this area, how agriculture has played such an important role in the local economy and even how communities and the county were created and continue to thrive.

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