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.