CONGRATULATING ROBERTA LYBYER AND THE LYBYER FAMILY; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 55
(Extensions of Remarks - April 12, 2016)

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          CONGRATULATING ROBERTA LYBYER AND THE LYBYER FAMILY

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                            HON. JASON SMITH

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  Mr. SMITH of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate 
Roberta Lybyer and the Lybyer Family of Cabool, Missouri on receiving 
this year's Century Farm Award. Receiving this honor is no easy task, 
and the Lybyers have exemplified hard work, perseverance, and 
dedication to the community throughout their lives. The farm was 
originally owned by Andrew S.P. Lybyer, the grandfather of Roberta's 
late husband, Floyd Lybyer. It was purchased 124 years ago on March 7, 
1892.
  Qualifying to be a Century Farm is a great feat. The farm must be in 
the same family for at least 100 consecutive years and the original 
tract of land has to be more than 40 acres. These farms represent an 
important part of American heritage, feeding generations upon 
generations and greatly improving the quality of life of Missourians. 
Their integrity and determination serve as an example of the great work 
that farmers do for our country.
  I applaud the hard work and achievements of the Lybyers and look 
forward to seeing what they accomplish in the future. It is my pleasure 
to recognize the Lybyer family before the House of Representatives.

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