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More than 200 Century Farms honored in 2014

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 215 Minnesota farms as 2014 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 the State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Governor Mark Dayton. Since the program began in 1976, over 9,900 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

2014 Century Farm families are listed by county, then by the farm’s city, family names and year of original purchase:

Fillmore County

Peterson: Tim, Kari, Tyler & Clay Johnson – Lonesome Creek Ranch - 1914

Lanesboro: Berge & Wikre - 1913

Spring Valley: McNamara Family Farm - 1914

Houston County

Caledonia: Klug Farms - 1910

Spring Grove: Winnefred Ann Gilbertson Buxengard, and sons Gary, William and Leland Buxengard - 1873

Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota,

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