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Congratulations to area’s Century Farms

WORTHINGTON -- Ten farms in the Daily Globe coverage area of southwest Minnesota are being honored in 2016 as newly christened century farms.To achieve this status, farms must have remained in continuous family ownership for 100 years, be a minim...

WORTHINGTON - Ten farms in the Daily Globe coverage area of southwest Minnesota are being honored in 2016 as newly christened century farms.
To achieve this status, farms must have remained in continuous family ownership for 100 years, be a minimum of 50 acres in size and apply to the Minnesota State Fair/Minnesota Farm Bureau to be recognized.
Each of the farm owners will receive a plaque, a certificate signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and be recognized in a display at the Minnesota State Fair later this summer. In addition, some of the farms will be recognized at their county fair if the county has a recognition program.
Included in this special edition are stories on nine of the 10 farms in our area. The 10th farm is the Hartjen-Brandt Farm in Enterprise Township, Jackson County. Currently owned by 17 heirs of Hilbert Brandt, the farm’s homestead was sold two years ago, but the family continues to own 153.4 acres of farmland.

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