MU Extension extends Century Farm application

University of Missouri Extension is extending this year’s Century Farm application deadline in recognition of the state’s bicentennial. 

MU’s Marshall Stewart says extending the application deadline to June 1st will give eligible farm families an opportunity to apply in this ‘special year.’ This year, a one-time recognition will also be given to ‘Missouri Founding Farms’ which have been owned by the same family for 200 years or more.   

Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins calls family farms the ‘cornerstone’ of the rural way of life. He says one family farming the same ground since the birth of Missouri takes dedication and hard work which the Missouri Farm Bureau and MU are proud to honor.  

Farms must have been owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years to qualify as a century farm. Farmers interested in applying for their farm to be recognized as a Century Farm should contact MU extension. 

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