The Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota State Fair work in conjunction on the Century Farm program to honor Minnesota families that have owned their farms for at least 100 years, are at least 50 acres in size and are currently involved in agricultural production. Since the program began in 1976, around 8,000 farms in Minnesota have been recognized as Century Farms, with roughly 250 farms being designated each year. The Minnesota State Fair designates Century Farm status in early summer of every year. Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by the president of the State Fair, president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Governor of Minnesota. The deadline for applications is April 1.
For information regarding Century Farms signs, contact the Minnesota State Fair at 651-288-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota Farm Bureau also honors Minnesota families that have owned their farms for at least 150 years, are at least 50 acres in size and are currently involved in agricultural production.
A commemorative certificate signed by the Governor of Minnesota, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation will be awarded to qualifying families, along with an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm recognition. The deadline for applications is April 1.