JEFFERSON CITY – It is now time to apply to be a 2023 Missouri Century Farm!
Guidelines used for the selection and recognition of Missouri Century Farms:
• The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years or more as of Dec. 31, 2023.
• The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings and nephews and nieces, including through marriage or adoption.
• The present farm shall consist of no less than 40 acres of the original land and shall make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.
Applications are now available online. A fee of $140 is required to cover processing costs, one certificate, a booklet and one two-sided, 2-foot by 2-foot metal sign (includes MU and Missouri Farm Bureau logos) for each approved farm. Application deadline is May 1.
Apply at: https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/century-farms/cf-apply?dm_i=48WP,JAXV,1BM8UO,24X02,1 or stop by the local County Extension Office for a paper copy of the application.