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Program recognizes family farms in production for more than 100.

July 27, 2014

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The Missouri Century Farm Program annually recognizes Missouri farms that are still productive and have been in the same family for 100 years or more. The newest additions to the Century Farm list were announced in mid-July and included 28 farms in southwest Missouri.

The following is a list of new Century Farms in southwest Missouri, organized by county, showing the primary contact for the Century Farm nomination, original owners, relationship to current owners, the acreage qualifying and the year it was first farmed by the family:

Barry County

Duane Kaiser, John D. Buchholz and Aguste Buchholz, great-grandparents, 80, 1914.

Mike Washick, John Washick, great-grandfather, 80, 1884.

Barton County


Paul Crabtree, Samuel William Crabtree, great-great-grandfather, 160, 1881.

Christian County

Daniel R Garbee, John Herring, great-great-grandfather, 80, 1882.

Christi Fairchild, Theodore S. Shelton, great-great-uncle of Christi and Cami and Peter T. Shelton, great-great-great-grandfather of Christi and Cami, 80, 1881.

Casi Pinegar, Matthew Duff McCroskey, great-great-grandfather of William and Macanna and great-great-great-grandfather of Christi, Cami, Casi, Scott, Jason & Melinda, 197, 1848.

Christi Fairchild, William Robert McCroskey, grandfather of William and great-grandfather of Christi, Cami, and Casi, 80, 1905.

Dade County

M Louise Rush, Elwood and Agnes Rush, grandparents, 240, 1897.

Dallas County

James A. Robberson, E.P. Vaughn, great-grandfather, 80, 1880.

Douglas County

Richard L Baxter, Simon Lakey, great-great-grandfather, 88, 1857.

Jenny Conradi Johns, Isaiah Porter Henson, grandfather, 160, 1914.

Scott Huffman , Edward B. Talley, great-great-grandfather, 40, 1872.

Glenda Lee, William King Paris Lee, husband's grandfather, 286, 1914.

Greene County

Charles A. Buckner, W.F. Buckner, grandfather, 60, 1914.

Jasper County

Robert Rees, Freeman & Sarah Rees, great-grandparents, 240, 1905.

McDonald County

Harvey L. Price, W. C. Price, great-grandfather, 44, 1879.

Newton County

Dale Jasumback, Frank & Anna Jasumback, grandparents, 60, 1914.

Regina Hembree, A.F. Lankford, great-great-grandfather, 40, 1910.

Ozark County

Nay Allen, J.D. Allen, grandfather, 130, 1914.

Megan Bruffett, Stagner, W.S. Mahan, great-uncle, 80, 1907.

Polk County

Wyatt Long, Lafayette J. Mitchell, great-grandfather of Karen Long's Grandma (Betty Mitchell), 80, 1892.

Warren Eagon G.B. Eagon, grandfather, 40, 1907.

Gary McGinnis, Sarah Scroggins, great-great-grandmother, 177, 1904.

Stone County

Thomas G. (Tom) Wiley, Almon Maben (A.M) Wiley, great-grandfather, 180, 1914.

Taney County

Dwayne Rossner, Edward Rossner - Grandfather, 153, 1913.

Joseph Sant Smith II,Robert Smith, great-grandfather, 206, 1871.

Texas County

Betty Carlson, George Wm Waters, grandfather, 133, 1911.

Webster County

Carmen Boring, Sandford & Rosa Borin, grandparents, 73, 1911.

Program history

In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau joined MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as a program sponsor. Applicants certified as owners of a Missouri Century Farm are recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate at various county events.

Since Missouri began the program in 1976, more than 8,000 century farms have been recognized. To qualify for Century Farm status, a single family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

A complete listing of all 2014 Missouri Century Farms, including the names of all honored families, is available online at http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

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