Do you live on a Century Farm?
Mission of the Century Farm and Sesquicentennial Farm program
Tradition and heritage play a big part in making 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 2023 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 1923 or before. The applicant must be a Kansas Farm Bureau member and have ownership within the same family for 100 years or more by Dec. 31, 2023, with at least 80 acres of the original Kansas farmland. Qualifying farmers will receive a farm sign designating “Century Farm” status and recognition from Kansas Farm Bureau.
Kansas Farm Bureau will also recognize member families whose farms have been in the same family for 150 years. To qualify for the “Sesquicentennial Farms” recognition, the following criteria must be met:
- Applicant must be a member of Kansas Farm Bureau.
- Ownership within the same family for 150 years or more by Dec. 31, 2023, with at least 80 acres of the original Kansas farmland.
- Present owner must be related to original owner.
- Application must be submitted to local county Farm Bureau office by deadline date, May 15, 2023.
Qualifying applicants will receive a farm sign and certificate designating “Century Farm” or “Sesquicentennial Farm” status.
Since the year 2000, Kansas Farm Bureau has recognized more than 3,200 family farms.
How to Apply
The deadline has passed for the 2023 application period. Please check back on Jan. 1 for the 2024 applications.
Contact Debbie Hargrave for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.