Century Farm families to be recognized at the State Fair

The South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture will again recognize and honor longstanding South Dakota families at the South Dakota State Fair.

South Dakota families having ownership of their farm or ranch for 100, 125, or 150 years have the opportunity to be honored on August 29th during the 2024 South Dakota State Fair in Huron.

 To qualify as a South Dakota Century Farm or Ranch, a family must have retained continuous ownership of at least 80 acres of original farmland for 100 years or more. If the family ownership of land has reached 125 or 150 years, they may apply to be recognized for that as well.  Documentation of the original date of purchase must be included with the application.

More information can be found on the South Dakota Farm Bureau’s website.  The application deadline is August 1st.