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 2020 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 1920 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, 2020, 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.
Since the year 2000, Kansas Farm Bureau has recognized more than 2,895 family farms.
Kansas Farm Bureau will also be recognizing 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:
Qualifying applicants will receive a farm sign and certificate designating “Century Farm” status.
The 2020 application deadline has passed. Check back Jan. 1, 2021.
Contact Debbie Hargrave for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click Here to view the 2019 Century Farm Honorees (PDF)
Click Here to view the 2019 Sesquicentennial 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