Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 Church Directory

State Fair And Farm Bureau Federation Accepting Century Farm Applications

MNfamilies who have owned their farms for 100 years or more may apply for the 2015 Century Farms Program. Produced by the MN State Fair in conjunction with the MN Farm Bureau Federation, the Century Farms Program was created to promote agriculture and honor historic family farms in the state. More than 10,000 Minnesota farms have been honored since the program began in 1976.
Family farms are recognized as Century Farms when they meet three requirements. The farm must be: 1) at least 100 years old according to authentic land records; 2) in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years (continuous residence on the farm is not required); and 3) at least 50 acres.
A commemorative certificate signed by State Fair Board of Managers President Al Paulson, MN Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap and Governor Mark Dayton will be awarded to qualifying families, along with an outdoor sign signifying Century Farm status.
Applications are available online at (click the "Recognition Programs" link at the bottom of the home page); at; by calling the State Fair at (651) 288-4400; or at statewide county extension and county Farm Bureau offices. The submission deadline is April 3. Recipients will be announced in May. Previously recognized families should not reapply.
Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2015 MN State Fair, which runs Aug. 27 - Labor Day, Sept. 7. A Century Farm database is also available at