Tradition and heritage is a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of our existence, the farms and ranches in Kansas, provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.
The history of these farms and ranches is rich, with many stories to tell. In that spirit, Kansas Farm Bureau, the state's leading agriculture advocacy organization, is launching the 2017 program to honor those family farms that have passed down this heritage for more than a century.
The Kansas Farm Bureau “Century Farm” program will recognize family farms whose current owner/operator is related to the owner/operator of the farm in 1917 or before. Qualifying farmers will receive a farm sign designating “Century Farm” status and recognition from Kansas Farm Bureau.
“As farmers and ranchers, we are proud of our legacy and heritage,” said Rich Felts, Kansas Farm Bureau president. “The Century Farm program will help others better appreciate the strong family ties and tradition that we hold so dear.”
Since the year 2000, Kansas Farm Bureau has recognized more than 2,500 family farms.
2017 application period ended May 15. Check back Jan. 1, 2018 for 2018 program application.
Click Here to view the 2016 Century Farm Honorees (PDF)
Below is a list of the past honorees, sorted by county (PDF)
Cherokee Cheyenne Clark Clay Cloud Coffey Comanche Cowley Crawford Decatur
Dickinson Doniphan Douglas Edwards Elk Ellis Ellsworth Finney Ford Franklin
Geary Gove Graham Grant Gray Greeley Greenwood Hamilton Harper Harvey
Haskell Hodgeman Jackson Jefferson Jewell Johnson Kearny Kingman Kiowa Labette
Lane Leavenworth Lincoln Linn Logan Lyon Marion Marshall McPherson Meade
Miami Mitchell Montgomery Morris Morton Nemaha Neosho Ness Norton Osage
Osborne Ottawa Pawnee Phillips Pottawatomie Pratt Rawlins Reno Republic Rice
Riley Rooks Rush Russell Saline Scott Sedgwick Seward Shawnee Sheridan
Sherman Smith Stafford Stanton Stevens Sumner Thomas Trego Wabaunsee Wallace
Washington Wichita Wilson Woodson Wyandotte