Deadline for century and 125-year farms and ranches rapidly approaching

Farm Forum

Huron, SD — Farms and ranches have long been the foundation of South Dakota history. The South Dakota Farm Bureau along with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture would like to recognize and honor these South Dakota Century Farms and Ranches on September 3, 2015 at the S. D. State Fair.

To qualify for the Century Farm & Ranch award, a family must have retained continuous ownership of at least 80 acres of original farmland for 100 years or more. If the family ownership of that land has reached the 125-year mark, they may apply to be recognized as a Quasquicentennial Farm or Ranch. Some form of documentation of the original date of purchase must be included with the application. Application forms are available online at—quasquicentennial-farm–ranch-recognition-program or or by calling South Dakota Farm Bureau at (605) 353-8052. The deadline for applying for this esteemed recognition is August 13, 2015.