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Century Farm and Home applications available

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AWARD PERKS: Honorees will receive complimentary Wisconsin State Fair admission tickets, an invitation to the awards breakfast, a commemorative photo, a certificate and an outdoor display sign.
Applications for the 2018 Wisconsin Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Awards are due by March 1.

Applications for the 2018 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Awards are now available through the Wisconsin State Fair. These awards are given to Wisconsin families who have been dedicated to farming for 100 or 150 years.

To qualify for an award, families are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of a property in the state of Wisconsin for either the past 100 or 150 years. All property owners will be honored at a special Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award Program held on Aug. 7 in conjunction with the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair. The fair will take place Aug. 2-12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.

Honorees will receive complimentary fair admission tickets, an invitation to the awards breakfast, a commemorative photo, a certificate and an outdoor display sign.

The Century Farm and Home Program began in 1948 in conjunction with the state of Wisconsin’s Centennial Celebration. There are currently 9,344 Century Farms and Homes nestled throughout the Badger State. The Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Program originated in 1998 as part of the state’s Sesquicentennial Celebration and has since honored 836 families.

Applications for the Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Awards are available now and must be postmarked by the application deadline of March 1. Applications are not available online, and only one certificate may be issued per property.

To request a copy of either application, call Jill Albanese, director of competitive exhibits, at 414-777-0580, or write to: Century or Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Program, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis, WI  53214.

Source: Wisconsin State Fair

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