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Sesquicentennial Farm applications due March 1

Since the program began in 2008, more than 400 farms have been recognized.

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years.

Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, more than 400 farms have been recognized. Applications are due March 1.

The Sesquicentennial Farm program recognizes family farms according to the following qualifications:

  • The farm must be at least 150 years old this year (2021) according to the abstract of title, land patent, original deed, county land records, court file in registration proceedings or other authentic land records. Please do not send originals or copies of records.

  • Your family must have owned the farm for 150 years or more. “Family” is defined as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, first cousins and direct in-laws.

  • Continuous residence on the farm is not required, but ownership must be continuous.

  • The farm should consist of 50 or more acres and currently be involved in ag production.

Qualifying families will receive a commemorative certificate, along with an outdoor Sesquicentennial Farm sign.
Applications are available by writing Sesquicentennial Farms, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, P.O. Box 64370, St. Paul 55164; emailing info@fbmn.org; or by calling (651) 768-2100. Applications are also available at fbmn.org. Previously recognized families should not reapply.

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