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Missouri Century Farms
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News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021
Four family farms in Greene County were honored with Century Farm status on Sept. 13 at the Greene County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting held at the Sac River Event Center west of Springfield. Farm owners were presented with an official fence sign and ...
- Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
WELLSVILLE, Mo. – Matthew Spiers wants to convert cropland to pastureland for grazing.Through a joint effort by University of Missouri Extension and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Spiers plans to build a rotational grazing ...
- Published: Friday, June 16, 2017
MONETT, Mo. – Fourth-generation farmer Mike Meier knows change will help his family’s Century Farm survive.The rotational grazing and breeding system he uses for his dairy herd works. Now he wants to apply those principles to beef cattle. “At ...
Among thousands of century farms in the state, only 30 have been in the same family for 200 years (Columbia Missourian article about Founding Farms).
Missouri honors 200-year-old family farms, even as some face uncertain future (St. Louis Post Dispatch article about Founding Farms).
If you have a Century Farm outside of Missouri, use this list to find a contact for applying in your state.
The Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization. Use this tool to find land trusts in Missouri.
Interview with Kevin Casner, sixth generation farm owner of Casner Farm, about the history of the farm, how they continue to adapt and grow, and the MU Extension services that have helped along the way.