The Century Farms recognition program, sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau, recognizes farms that have been in continuous ownership by a family for 100 years or more. Since the program began in 1976, more than 10,000 Minnesota farms have been recognized. Each year, Century Farms recipients receive an outdoor sign designating the farm as a "Century Farm" and a certificate signed by the governor of Minnesota and presidents of the Farm Bureau and Minnesota State Fair.
Please return the application to the address below:
Minnesota State Fair
Century Farm Program
1265 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55108
Qualifications for entry are as follows:
1. The farm must be at least 100 years old this calendar year (2018) according to abstract of title, land patent, original deed, county land records, court file in registration proceedings, or other authentic land records. Please do not send originals or copies of records.
2. Your family must have owned the farm for 100 years or more. “Family” is defined as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, first cousins and direct in-laws (father, mother, brother, sister, daughter, son-in-law).
3. Continuous residence on farm is not required, but ownership must be continuous.
4. The farm should consist of 50 or more acres, and currently be involved in agricultural production.
All of the qualifications must be met at the time the application is submitted. Recognition ceremonies are handled by the local county fair. The Century Farm status is only conferred on a farm one time. New owners from the same “family”, after a farm has already been designated a Century Farm, may not reapply or request a new certificate.
Once again, the State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau thank you for your interest in the Century Farm program.
Below you will find a link to the form for 2018 for Century Farms.
2018 Century Farm Application