More than 200 Century Farms honored in 2010
The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 217 Minnesota farms as 2010 Century Farms, including some in Becker, Hubbard and Wadena counties.
Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by the State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Governor Tim Pawlenty. Since the program began in 1976, over 8,900 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.
2010 Century Farm families are listed by county, then by the farm's city, family names and year of original purchase:
Hitterdal - Nelson family, 1910
Ogema - Teiken brothers, 1910
Laporte - Pederson family, 1908
Sebeka - Larry and Judy Huotari, 1910
Verndale - Donald W. and Barb Johnson, 1910
Wadena - Douglas and Laura Breid, 1910