Missouri Century Farms

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Become a century farm

Landowners with farms that have been in the same family for 100 years or more can be recognized with signs, certificate and booklet. Application period is now open until May 1, 2023.

How to apply

Century farms and ranches have shaped our nation and state. In every kitchen, behind every barn door, and in every soiled and calloused hand lie stories of those who feed our nation. The Missouri Century Farm Program celebrates the lasting contributions farmers and ranchers have made to our country’s and state’s heritage.

In 1976, the Centennial Farm project was initiated in Missouri, awarding certificates to persons owning farms that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. Ten years later, the University of Missouri Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources created the annual Century Farm program and recognition. The Missouri Farm Bureau joined as a co-sponsor in 2008. Since the program began in 1976, more than 8,000 Missouri farms have received the Century Farm designation.

A Missouri Century Farm sign that lists the family farm name and year the farm was established, as well as the program sponsors: University of Missouri Extension; College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; and Missouri Farm Bureau

Application period is now open!

Apply online from Feb. 1–May 1, 2023.

Apply to be a Century Farm

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