Sesquicentennial Farm Applications Due March 2
The Minnesota Farm Bureau is now accepting Sesquicentennial Farm Applications and will be until March 2, 2020. Since the Sesquicentennial Program began in 2008 the Minnesota Farm Bureau has honored 371 farms that have been in the family for at least 150 years! A Sesquicentennial Farm must meet the following requirements:
The farm must be at lease 150 years old this year according to the abstract of title, land patent, original deed, county land records. court file in registration proceedings or other authentic land records. Please do not send originals or copies of records.
Your family must have owned the farm for 150 years or more. A family is defined as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, first cousins and direct in-laws, (father, mother, brother, sister, daughter, son-in-law).
Continuous residence on the farm is not required, but ownership must be continuous.
The farm should consist of 50 or more acres and currently be involved in agricultural production.
Sesquicentennial 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 along with an outdoor sign. Applications are available on the Minnesota Farm Bureau website: www.fbmn.org.