St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 131 Minnesota farms as 2018 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 Mark Dayton. Since the program began in 1976, more than 10,000 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.
2018 Century Farm families are listed by county, then by the farm’s city or township, family or farm names and year of original purchase:
Comfrey-Windschitl Family Farm-1914
Wabasso-Alvin Hammerschmidt Family-1918
Wabasso-Donald F. Pohlen-1918
Bird Island-Halder “Good Way” Farm-1914
Clarkfield-Yellow Medicine Farm-1884
Echo-Daryl Kuehn and Gloria Grohn-1918
Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2018 Minnesota State Fair. A database of all Minnesota Century Farms is also available at fbmn.org.