Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 78 Century Farms in Minnesota

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 78 Minnesota farms as 2022 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Governor Tim Walz. Since the program began in 1976, nearly 11,000 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.
2022 Century Farm families around our KAUS listening area include the Bell Farm near Austin in Mower County, first formed in 1859, in Dodge County the Loquai/French Farm, first formed near Dodge Center in 1920, in Fillmore County the Schumacher Farm, which was first formed near Spring Valley in 1922, in Freeborn County the Calvin S. Lyle Family Farm, first formed near Oakland in 1898, in Olmsted County Pries Farms, first formed near Eyota in 1910, in Steele County the Bruessel Family Farm, first formed near Medford in 1914, the Rysavy Farm, first established near Owatonna in 1922 and the Hensrud Farm, first established near Owatonna also in 1922 and in Waseca County, the Mittelstaedt and Adams Farm, first formed near Janesville in 1919, the Blooming Dale Farm, first established by Sam and Nellie Zellweger near New Richland in 1918, also Tollefson Farms, first organized near New Richland in 1920, Behrns Family Farm, first established near Waldorf in 1906, the Eustice Farm, first formed near Waseca in 1914 and the Lakeside Johnson Farm, first established near Waseca in 1878.
Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2022 Minnesota State Fair. A database of all Minnesota Century Farms is also available at fbmn.org.

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