Farm Horizons, June 2016

Local farms honored as Century Farms

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recently recognized 134 Minnesota farms as 2016 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years, and are 50 acres or more.

Look for profiles on some of these farms in future issues of Farm Horizons.

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

Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by state fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents, and Governor Mark Dayton.

Since the program began in 1976, more than 10,000 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2016 Minnesota State Fair, which runs Thursday, Aug. 25 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.

Wright County

Buffalo – Mosher Family, 1875

Maple Lake – Original Smith Homestead, 1913

Waverly – Borrell Family Farm, 1908

Waverly – Hohag Family Farm, 1916

Meeker County

Dassel – John Juusola Farm, 1916

Grove City – Drange Partnership, 1874

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