The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years or more as of Dec. 31, 2021.
The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, or nephews
or nieces, including through marriage or adoption.
The present farm shall consist of no less than 40 acres of the original land and shall make a financial contribution to
the overall farm income.
Fee: A fee of $120 is required to cover processing costs, one certificate, a booklet and one two-sided metal sign for each approved farm.
Deadline: Application period opens on Feb. 10 and all applications are due by May 1.
Information needed: Please have this information ready before you start the online application process. Here are some of the questions that need to be answered:
How many acres of the original acquisition are you qualifying as a Century Farm (40 acres minimum)?
Does this tract contribute toward gross income of the owner(s) (rent counts as income)?
List the name of the first family member to own the land and that person's relationship to the current owner(s).
What documents exist that show original family ownership? May include deed, wills, land patents, abstract of title, grants, county land records, or other. Be prepared to upload this documentation (use the "upload" button at the end of the application).
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Select "Customize and Add to Cart" button above to complete application form and then proceed through checkout.
If you have questions, contact the Missouri Century Farms Coordinator at 573-882-7216 or [email protected].