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Century Farms Program

Do you come from a long line of proud Stearns County Farmers? Has your farm been passed down through the generations? Would you like to be recognized by the Stearns History Museum’s Century Farm Program?

The Century Farm program began in 1978 as a local spinoff of the Minnesota State Fair/The Farmer Magazine program. Every June, The Stearns History Museum will honor Stearns County families by designating their farms as Century Farms with the installation of commemorative markers.

If you are a current Century Farm and in need of an updated or replaced sign, please fill out the application below and submit to the museum. Century Farm Sign Request

The Museum’s Century Farm program recognizes the long history of Stearns County farmers as stewards of the land and the tradition of passing down a way of life to family members.

To Qualify:

  • You must have continuous family ownership for 100+ years.
  • You must own at least 50 acres of the original farmstead.
  • The land must currently be used in a manner that constitutes an active farm. There is no direct cost to an applicant for this program. Applications can be picked up at the front desk of the Stearns History Museum or downloaded online here. Century Farm Application

If your family’s farm is eligible or if you have questions, please contact:

Michelle Skroch

Phone: (320) 253-8424