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Apply Now for Wisconsin State Fair Century Farm Awards

Apply Now for Wisconsin State Fair Century Farm Awards
Applications for 2015 are due March 1.

Applications  are  now  available  for  the  2015  Century  and  Sesquicentennial  Farm  and  Home  Award,  a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years.

The 2015 Wisconsin State Fair will take place Aug. 6 through Aug. 16 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.

To qualify for the award, families are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of a property in the state of Wisconsin for either the last 100 or 150 years.

All property owners will be honored at a special Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award Program held on Tuesday, Aug. 11 in conjunction with the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair.

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

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 8,977 Century Farms and Homes nestled throughout the Badger State. The Sesquicentennial Program similarly originated in 1998 as part of the State's Sesquicentennial Celebration and has since honored 701 families. 

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

To request a copy of either application, contact Jill Albanese, Competitive Exhibits Coordinator, at 414-777-0580, or write to: Century or Sesquicentennial Farm & Home Program, 640 S. 84th Street, West Allis, WI 53214.

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