Applications are now available for the 2016 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 2016 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Aug. 4 through Aug. 14 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. 9 in conjunction with the 2016 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.
The Century Farm and Home Program began in 1948 in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin's Centennial Celebration. There are currently 9,095 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 743 families.
Applications for the Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award are available now and 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, Competitive Exhibits Coordinator at 414-777-0580, or write to: Century or Sesquicentennial Farm & Home Program, 640 S. 84th Street, West Allis, WI 53214.