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South Dakota plans century farm ceremony for state fair

Applications from South Dakota families who have owned their farm for 100, 125 or 150 years are due Aug. 10.

July 9, 2020

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The Cedar Grove Farm sign and a tractor spraying a field in the background
OVER 100 YEARS: Cedar Grove Farms near Harrold, S.D., was founded in 1917. It was designated as a century farm in 2017. Lon Tonneson

The South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture will again recognize and honor longstanding South Dakota families at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron. Families having ownership of their farm or ranch for 100, 125, or 150 years have the opportunity to be honored Sept. 3

To qualify as a South Dakota Century Farm or Ranch, 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 land has reached 125 year, they can apply to be recognized and a Quasquicentennial Farm or Ranch. If family ownership has reached 150 years, they can be recognized as a Sesquicentennial Farm or Ranch. Documentation of the original date of purchase must be included with the application.

Application forms are available online or by calling the SDFB at 605-353-8052. The application deadline is Aug. 10.

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