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Three dozen Minnesota farms honored as 2022 Sesquicentennial Farms

To qualify, a family farm must be in continuous family ownership for at least 150 years, be 50 acres or larger, and currently involved in agricultural production.

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Stock photo by Gozha Net on Unsplash
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EAGAN — The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) recognized 36 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award this year.

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To qualify, a family farm must be in continuous family ownership for at least 150 years, be 50 acres or larger, and currently involved in agricultural production.

A commemorative certificate signed by Governor Tim Walz, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen and MFBF President Dan Glessing will be awarded to qualifying families, along with an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm recognition.

This year’s honorees were:

  • Anoka County: All Good Organics, Lino Lakes, 1866
  • Becker County: Anderson Farm, Lake Park, 1871
  • Brown County: Frank Lee Farm, Hanska, 1871; Milford East, New Ulm, 1872; and Loran, Heidi, Adam, Maggie and Gracie Sellner, Sleepy Eye, 1868
  • Cottonwood County: Peder Enstad Homestead, Revere, 1871
  • Dakota County: Terry Family Farm, Northfield, 1871; Childs Family Farm, Randolph, 1856
  • Faribault County: Hannaman, Blue Earth, 1870
  • Freeborn County: Kalstad Farm, Jack and Natalie Thompson, Glenville, 1865; Johnson Family Farm, Hartland, 1868
  • Goodhue County: Oak Park Farm, Cannon Falls, 1872; Scott and Tesha Johnson Family Farm, Cannon Falls, 1856; Amundson, Goodhue, 1872; Justin and Nikki Meyer, Goodhue, 1872; Klair Family Farm, Goodhue, 1868; Mattson Family Farm, Kenyon, 1872; and Berg Ridgeview Farm, Welch, 1872
  • Lac Qui Parle County: Johnson Farm, Montevideo, 1872
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  • Le Sueur County: Schickling Farm, Madison Lake, 1861
  • Lyon County: Southview Farm, Minneota, 1871
  • McLeod County: Cohrs Family Farm, Kevin and Darla Cohrs, Glencoe, 1871
  • Mower County: Bell Farm, Austin, 1859
  • Nobles County: Petersen Farm, Rushmore, 1871
  • Norman County: Holte Farms, Shelly, 1872
  • Otter Tail County: Bruce and Kim Brenden, Rothsay, 1871
  • Redwood County: Dan and Rita O'Callaghan, Springfield, 1871
  • Rock County: Mary Chesley, Luverne, 1872
  • Scott County: Gerald H. Nagel, Belle Plain, 1870; Judith A. Nagel, Belle Plain, 1868
  • Stearns County: Scott and Kathleen Schaefers, Richmond, 1861; Rausch, Watkins, 1872
  • Waseca County: Conway Century Farm, Janesville, 1869; Johnson Farm, Janesville, 1859; The Sunde Family Farm, New Richland, 1856
  • Wright County: McGrath Family Farm, Montrose, 1869
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