Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota State Fair work in conjunction on the Century Farm Recognition 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 early 1976, more than 10,500 Minnesota farms have been recognized.
Each year, Century Farm recipients receive a commemorative outdoor sign designating the farm as a “Century Farm” and a certificate signed by the Governor of Minnesota and presidents of Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota State Fair. The deadline for applications is March 2, 2020. Applications are available at the Stevens County Extension Office.