Sesquicentennial Farm Applications Due March 1
The Minnesota Farm Bureau's Sesquicentennial Farm Program honors families who have owned their farms for at lease 150 years. The Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008. Since then over 225 farms have been recognized. The Minnesota Farm Bureau and Minnesota State Fair recognize Century Farms but the Minnesota State Fair is not involved in the Sesquicentennial Farm Program. Century Farms are not automatically recognized as Sesquicentennial Farms. Families must apply to receive Sesquicentennial status.
The farm must be at least 150 years old according to authentic land records. Then the other requirements to be recognized as a Sesquicentennial Farm are the same as a Centennial Farm. Farms will receive a commemorative certificate signed by Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Peterson and Governor Tim Walz. Farms will also receive an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm Recognition. Applications are available on line at: fbmn.org/farm-recognition. The deadline for applying for Sesquicentennial farm status is March 1, 2019.