Century Farm Applications
Applications are being accepted for 2019 Century Farm Program. The Century Farm Program is sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation. The Century Farm Program was developed to promote agriculture and honor historic farms in Minnesota. Since the Program began in 1976 more than 10,500 Minnesota family farms have been honored.
Family farms can be recognized as a Century Farm by meeting 3 requirements. The farm must be at least 100 years old according to authentic land records, in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years (continuous residence on the farm is not required) and at least 50 acres in size and currently involved in agriculture production. The deadline to apply id March 4, 2019.
Century Farms will receive a commemorative certificate signed by State Fair President Paul Merkins, Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap and Governor Tim Walz along with an outdoor sign signifying the farm is a Century Farm. Applications are available on the Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau web sites. Applications are also available at county Farm Bureau offices and the University of Minnesota Extension offices.