ST. PAUL -- Historic family farms are looking to be recognized in Minnesota.

Family farms 100 years-or-older can now apply for the 2015 Century Farm Program put on by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation.

The program is designed to promote agriculture and honor historic family farms in the state.

Family farms applying for the program must meet three requirements. The farm must be at least 100 years old according to authentic land records, in continuous family ownership for 100 years (continuous residence on the farm is not required) and the farm must have at least 50 acres.

More than 10,000 Minnesota farms have been honored since 1976.

Applications are available online at, by calling the State Fair at (651) 288-4400, or at statewide county extension and county Farm Bureau offices.

Deadline to apply is April 3rd and winners will be announced in May.

Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, which runs August 27- Labor Day, September 7th.

Click HERE to download the application for the Century Farms Program.

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