Applications are available for the 2017 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, which honors families who have dedicated their lives to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. The 2017 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will be Aug. 3-13 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.
To qualify for the award, families must provide proof of continuous family ownership of a property in the state 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 on Aug. 8 in conjunction with the fair.
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 9,208 Century Farms and Homes throughout the Badger State. The Sesquicentennial Program originated in 1998 as part of the State's Sesquicentennial Celebration and has since honored 785 families.
Applications for the Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award must be postmarked by the application deadline, 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, 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