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For more than 200 years, the Iseley Family Farm in Alamance County has been cultivating crops.

Traditionally, it has produced everything from tobacco to fruits and vegetables like strawberries, pumpkins and squash.

It's a local destination for agricultural education and now, the farm's conservation efforts have earned it a state distinction.

Jane Iseley, who inherited the farm in 1987, is the recipient of the "Outstanding Farm Family Award" presented by the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation.

The award is given for outstanding stewardship of the state's natural resources through conservation, education, implementation and best management conservation practices.

Jane is the first female to ever win the award.