If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1919, you can apply to have it recognized by the University of Missouri Extension as a Missouri Century Farm.
To qualify, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.
Applicants certified as owners of a 2019 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.
The Missouri Century Farm program will take applications starting Feb. 1, and all applications must be postmarked by May 15. Details and a downloadable application forms will be available online beginning Feb. 1 at extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.
For more information, call MU Extension County Engagement Specialist Janice Weddle at 417-349-4134 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.