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154 Minnesota Farms Recognized Century Farms

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 154 Minnesota farms as 2020 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, more than 10,500 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

 2020 Century Farm families are listed by county, then by the farm’s city or township, family or farm names and year of original purchase:

Brown

     New Ulm – Milford East, 1872

     Sleepy Eye – Berkner Farms, 1920

     St. James – KJH Hanson Farm, 1887

Cottonwood

     Jeffers – Schoper Farm, 1919

     Lamberton – Hubert Farm, 1916

     Revere – Peder Enstad Homestead, 1871

Kandiyohi

     Atwater – Person – Kelley, 1920

     Pennock – Thompson Family Farm, 1895       

Lac qui Parle

     Bellingham – Trygestad Family Farms, LLC, 1920

Lyon

     Tyler – Bakker Farms, 1920

McLeod

     Brownton – Zimmerman Farm, 1920

     Lester Prairie – Curtis and Debra Marks, 1920

     Lester Prairie – Francis Burch, 1919

     Stewart – The Maiers Family Farm, 1919       

Redwood

     Clements – Nelsen Family Farm, 1918

     Lamberton – Steven and Euleen Christensen Farm, 1912

     Garden City – Michael and Mary Pankratz Family Farm, 1877

     Morgan – Schmidt Family Farm, 1920

Renville

     Fairfax – Jeffrey and Kari Jo Borth, 1920

     Franklin – Sherman Farm, 1920

Yellow Medicine

     Canby – Hansen Farm, 1903

     Canby – Kraft Farm, 1920       

 Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2020 Minnesota State Fair. 

A database of all Minnesota Century Farms is also available at fbmn.org.


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