State Fair and Farm Bureau Salute Minnesota Family Farms: 165 Century Farms Honored

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 165 Minnesota farms as 2017 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Gov. Mark Dayton. Since the program began in 1976, more than 10,000 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

2017 Century Farm families are listed by county, then by the farm’s city or township, family
or farm names and year of original purchase:

Becker
Frazee- Iten Heritage Farm, 1917
Lake Park - Mattson Brothers Inc., 1917

Beltrami
Pinewood - Halvor M Stai, 1906

Benton
Foley - Grundahl Farms, 1910
Foley - Henry and Sue Pekarek, 1902

Big Stone
Beardsley - Abel Eastman Family, 1917
Correll - Rolfsmeier Family Farms; Derald, Randal and Travis Rolfsmeier, 1916
Ortonville - Eugene VonEschen, 1915

Blue Earth
Amboy - Urban Family Farm, 1907
Good Thunder - Dennis and David Sohre, 1879

Brown
Comfrey - Edward and Jeanette Rosenstengel, 1915
Hanska - Miller Farms, 1914
New Ulm - Kuehn Farm, 1898
New Ulm - Schulz/Johns Farm, 1917

Carver
Waconia - Lisa and Mark Laumann, 1917

Cass
Laporte - Goss Family Farm, 1911
Staples - Jack and JoAnn (Shake) Lund, 1916

Chisago
North Branch - Erickson/ Pierce Family, 1908
North Branch - Magnison Farm, 1916
North Branch - Nelson Family Farm, 1917
Stanchfield - Wayne and Audrey Carlson, 1907

Clay
Hawley - Aakre Farms, 1891
Hawley - Dave and Carol Kronbeck, 1917

Clearwater
Shevlin - Gagen/Arneson, 1913

Cottonwood
Comfrey - Roger and Carolyn Hoek, 1917

Crow Wing
Brainerd - Smart Farm, 1903

Dakota
Hastings - The Carlson Century Farm, 1891

Dodge
West Concord - Shelton Family Farm, 1917

Douglas
Carlos - Hintzen Farm, 1879

East Otter Tail
Detroit Lakes - Bahls Family Farm, 1913

Faribault
Minnesota Lake - Wach Farms, 1911
Winnebago - Davis Farm, 1911

Fillmore
Fountain - Heartland Ridge Farm, 1903
Spring Valley - Moeller Dairy, 1917

Freeborn
Alden - Roland T. Brewer-Lois L. Olson, 1917
Austin - Kittelson Farm, 1862
Glenville - The Cherney Family Farm, 1914
Hollandale - Brown Farms, 1870
Wells - Jacobsen-Sorensen Farm, 1877

Goodhue
Cannon Falls - Oak Lawn Farm, 1891
Dennison - Huseth Family Farm, 1915

Grant
Herman Theodore A. and Marleen Anderson Farm, 1892
Norcross - Larson Farm, 1901

Hennepin
Maple Plain - Simon Family Farm, 1917

Houston
Caledonia - Giesler Family Farm, 1916

Itasca
Swan River - Korhonen Farm, 1917

Jackson
Alpha - Struck-Franks Farm, 1909
Jackson - Ardis M. and Robert S. Willett, 1917
Lakefield - Post Family Farm, 1915

Kanabec
Mora - Robert and Barbara Ripka, 1917

Kandiyohi
Spicer - Williamson Family Farm, 1917

Kittson
Humboldt - Carl Wiese Farm, 1917
Kennedy - Rynning Farms, 1917

Lac qui Parle
Madison - Arnold and Shirley Streich, 1917
Madison - Jerpseth Farm, 1917
Madison - Stan and Carole Bjorgan, 1917

Lake of the Woods
Baudette - Ken & Jody Horntvedt, 1909

Le Sueur
Le Center - Jeff and Lisa Reddemann, 1908
Le Center - Orval and Delores Loewe, 1911
Le Center - Sullivan Farms, 1857
Le Center - Ziegenhagen, 1911
Montgomery - Rosival Farm, 1917

Lincoln
Ivanhoe - Swenson Family Farm, 1897
Porter - Dillon Family, 1910

Lyon
Cottonwood - George Aamodt Farm, 1911
Cottonwood - Stanley Aamodt Farm, 1917
Russell - Daniel and Julie Johnson, 1901

Mahnomen
Bejou - Franklyn David and Mary Nell Preisler, 1917
Winger - The Paulsons, 1915
Winger - Uhlir Farm, 1913

Marshall
Strandquist - Blazejewski Farm, 1915
Warren - Knoll Farm, 1901
Warren - Knoll Farm, 1913
Warren - The Lenhart Farm, 1917

Martin
Fairmont - Kaminski Farms, 1914
Fairmont - The Schleininger Farm, 1914
Granada - Messer Farm, 1917
Sherburn - Finke Farms, 1915
Trimont - Moeller, 1911
Truman - Mearl Baarts Family Farm, 1915

McLeod
Glencoe - Mathews Farm, 1916
Hutchinson - Daniel Iver Gensmer and Karen Marie Gensmer, 1882
Hutchinson - Joseph R. Vacek, 1887

Meeker
Atwater - Darren Amdahl, 1892
Grove City - The Berg Family, 1917
Hutchinson - Steven Radtke, 1894
Litchfield - Einar O. and Delores R. Lundin, 1917
Litchfield - Vernon and Wanda Mortenson Farm, 1914

Mille Lacs
Onamia - Heidelberger Farm, 1916

Mower
Austin - Joseph Mueller Farm, 1903

Murray
Edgerton - The Masselink Family, 1916
Westbrook - Chapman Family Farm, 1888

Nobles
Adrian - Landel and Marlene Bullerman, 1917
Rushmore - Heidebrink’s, 1917
Rushmore - John S. Christians, 1909
Rushmore - LeRoy Ennenga, 1917

Norman
Fertile - Pederson Farm, 1881
Gary - Degerness Farm, 1891

Olmsted
Dover - Glenview Farm owned by Glenn Walters, 1917

Otter Tail
Erhard - Clayton Hills Farm, 1917
Underwood - Sundby Farms, 1906

Pennington
Goodridge - Jensen/Frederick, 1917
Plummer - Kolseth Family Farm, 1914

Pine
Finlayson - Peura Farm, 1909

Polk
Crookston - Tim and Marlene Dufault, 1879
Mentor - Johnson Family Farm, 1902

Pope
Glenwood - Swenson Farms, 1866

Redwood
Lamberton - Benedict Farms, 1905
Lamberton - Beranek Farm, 1917
Redwood Falls - Hill and Dale Farm, 1917
Wabasso - Randy and Marvin Zollner, 1896
Walnut Grove - Robert and Margaret Syverson, 1915
Vesta - The Schwartz-Meier Century Farm 1913 - 2013, 1913

Renville
Franklin - Bob and Karen Fox, 1883
Hector - Ahlbrecht Farm, 1897
Olivia - Barta Family Farm, 1916
Beaver Falls Township - Malecha River Valley Farm, 1917

Rice
Dundas - George Little, 1915
Kilkenny - Harvey J . and Harriet Edel, 1914
Kilkenny - Marvin L. Edel, 1914
Kilkenny - Minske Acres, 1916

Rock
Beaver Creek - Fick Family Farm, 1917
Ellsworth - The Klosterbuer Family, 1916
Hardwick - Lorenzen Family, 1901
Jasper - Katie Hemme and Jackie Hemme Hansen, 1910
Luverne - Drost Family Farm, 1917
Magnolia - Doherty Family Farm, 1910

Roseau
Greenbush - Gryskiewicz Farms, 1905
Roosevelt - Muirhead Farm, est. 1904, 1904
Warroad - Elmer Brandli Farm, 1906
Warroad - O’Donnell Farm, est . 1915, 1915

Scott
Belle Plaine - Schultz Farm, 1914
Jordan - Hartman Farm, 1916
Jordan - Stemig Farm, 1874
New Prague - Tupy Farm, 1917
Prior Lake - Fahrenkamp Farm, 1861

Sherburne
Clear Lake - Donald J. Braun and Ramona E. Juenemann Braun, 1917

Sibley
Arlington - Orlin Pieschke, 1909
Gibbon - O. O. Whim/Johnson, 1911
Le Sueur - Frederic and Marlyes Latzke, 1917

Stearns
Holdingford - The Meier Farm, 1914
Richmond - Rick and Barb Wait, 1910
Munson Township - JKM Family Trust The Other Farm, 1882

Steele
Blooming Prairie - Diane & Kimberly Eaker’s Acres, 1917

Stevens
Chokio - Lazy Q Farms Inc., 1914
Donnelly - Strand Family Farm, 1912
Morris - Stanley Staples, 1916

Swift
Benson - Gomer Family Farm, 1883
Danvers - Stelzig Farm, 1899

Todd
Hewitt - David E. and Celesta I. Kyar, 1917
Sauk Centre - Kortan, 1902

Traverse
Browns - Valley Klemm Farms, 1913
Graceville - Eugene Fuhrman, 1909

Waseca
Janesville - Henry Fell Farm, 1899
Minnesota Lake - Kluender Family Farm, 1916
New Richmond - Gerdane Witts, 1895

Washington
Forest Lake - Autumnwood Farm LLC, 1892

Winona
Utica - The NuszLoch Family, 1917
Winona - Brennan Family Farm, 1917
Winona - Burr Oak Farms, 1887

Wright
Howard Lake - R C Heuer Farms, 1907
Montrose - Gene and Lisa Gabrelcik, 1906
Montrose - Pawelk Farms, 1917

Yellow Medicine
Clarkfield - Eugene and Helen Werner, 1905
Clarkfield - Lynner Farms, 1916

Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2017 Minnesota State Fair, which runs Aug. 24 - Labor Day, Sept. 4. A database of all Minnesota Century Farms is also available at fbmn.org.

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best attended expositions in the world, attracting more than 1.9 million visitors annually. Showcasing Minnesota's finest agriculture, art and industry, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is always 12 Days of Fun Ending Labor Day. Visit mnstatefair.org for more information. The 2017 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 24 - Labor Day, Sept. 4.

Minnesota Farm Bureau - Farmers ● Families ● Food, is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureau associations across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and
safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, fbmn.org


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