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The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is now accepting applications for the Century and Heritage Farm Program. This program honors families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more (Century Farm) or 150 years or more (Heritage Farm).

Key Dates:

• Application deadline: June 1, 2024 (postmarked or received)

• Recognition ceremony: August 15, 2024, at the Iowa State Fair

Why Apply?

Century and Heritage Farms represent the deep roots and rich history of Iowa agriculture. Receiving this recognition is a prestigious honor and a chance to celebrate your family's legacy.

How to Apply:

1. Download and complete the application: https://iowaagriculture.gov/century-and-heritage-farm-program

2. Return the application to:

○ Century and Heritage Farm Program

○ c/o Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

○ Wallace State Office Building

○ 502 E. 9th Street

○ Des Moines, IA 50319

3. Alternatively, request an application from:

○ Kelley Reece, program coordinator

○ Phone: 515-281-3645

○ Email: kelley.reece@iowaagriculture.gov

Additional Information:

• This is the 48th year of the Century Farm Program and the 18th year of the Heritage Farm Program.

• Over 21,000 Century Farms and 1,800 Heritage Farms have been recognized so far.

• Find a list of past recipients and photos from past ceremonies online: https://centuryfarms.iowaagriculture.gov/

Don't miss this opportunity to honor your family's dedication and hard work! Apply for Century or Heritage Farm recognition today!


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