May 27, 2014 at 11:08 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau have announced that 215 farms will be recognized as 2014 Century Farms.
In order to qualify, farms need to have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years, and be 50 acres or more in size.
Century Farm families receive a commemmorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by the State Fair, Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Governor Mark Dayton.
Since the program began in 1976, more than 9,900 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.
This year's Century Farm recipients include: Hansmeier Farms of Foley (1914), Kroska Dairy of Foley (1914), the Moulzolf Pine Grove Dairy Farm of Foley (1903), Wrucks Rockey Acres of Rice (1892), and the Hoppe-Holdvogt Family Farm of Freeport (1914).
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