134 Century Farms Honored in 2016

State Fair and Farm Bureau Program Salutes Minnesota Family Farms

ST. PAUL, MINN. (05/18/2016)(readMedia)-- The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 134 Minnesota farms as 2016 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Gov. Mark Dayton. Since the program began in 1976, more than 10,000 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

2016 Century Farm families are listed by county, then by the farm's city, family names and year of original purchase:

Anoka County

Lino Lakes, Waldoch Farm, 1916

Becker County

Detroit Lakes, Dan & Kristy Anderson, 1915

Benton County

Foley, Daniel & Debbie Hennek, 1916

Big Stone County

Graceville, C.F. Hanson Farm, 1906

Ortonville, Thompson Farms, 1904

Brown County

New Ulm, David & Anita Hoffmann Family, 1903

New Ulm, Thomas & Ann Seifert, 1879

Sleepy Eye, Autumn Breeze Dairy, 1914

Sleepy Eye, Roger & Sharon Kral, 1916

Springfield, David & Doreen Vogel, 1913

Cass County

Pequot Lakes, Bye Farm, 1898

Pillager, Maple Grove Farm, 1914

Clay County

Barnesville, David Heng Family Farm, 1900

Barnesville, Russell Heng, 1909

Hawley, Swenson Farm, 1907

Clearwater County

Gonvick, Pederson/Gunvalson Family Farm, 1916

Gonvick, Wolden Farm, 1901

Shevlin, Benesh Farm, 1915

Shevlin, Marsh Farm, 1916

Crow Wing County

Brainerd, Bob & Nancy Dambowy, 1916

Dodge County

Sargeant, The Benson Farm, 1915

Douglas County

Farwell, Reece Farms, 1915

Faribault County

Blue Earth, Donald & Vernette Bell, 1911

Easton, Cecelia Stevermer, 1914

Easton, Stevermer's Trails End Farm, 1916

Kiester, Oda (Scherb) Meyer Family, 1892

Winnebago, Caudle Herefords, 1913

Fillmore County

Chatfield, Hanson Family, 1915

Harmony, Rodney J. & Lynda L. Koliha, 1916

Peterson, Eric & Rebecca Stocker, 1916

Wykoff, Lyle & Marilyn Affeldt, 1915

Freeborn County

Albert Lea, Alan O. & Bonnie K. Bakken, 1910

Austin, John M. Penkava, 1916

Freeborn, Christensen Family Farm, 1916

Goodhue County

Kenyon, Walker Farm, 1915

Red Wing, Bruce & Priscilla Eckblad, 1914

Zumbrota, Goplen Family Farm, 1900

Grant County

Elbow Lake, Jakob Haberer Family, 1897

Elbow Lake, Slettene Gard, 1915

Herman, Albert Boerner Homestead, 1876

Wendell, Goerdt Family Farm, 1902

Hubbard County

LaPorte, Judson M. Goss Homestead, 1911

Itasca County

Deer River, Juntunen Family, 1916

Deer River, Heikkinen/Juntunen Family Farm, 1916

Grand Rapids, Clifford Struble, 1915

Jackson County

Alpha, Hartjen Brandt Farm, 1914

Alpha, Joseph & Pat Zebedee, 1894

Heron Lake, Ray Diemer Family Farm, 1914

Lakefield, Burmeister Family Farm, 1916

Kandiyohi County

Atwater, Roland & Shirley Bosch, 1914

Lake Lillian, Marie Clough-Nelsen, 1914

Kittson County

Lake Bronson, L. Swanson Farm, 1916

Koochiching County

Littlefork, Wilmer & Virginia Johnson, 1912

Lac qui Parle County

Madison, Brian & Karin Moen, 1916

Le Sueur County

Montgomery, Pomije Farm, 1896

Waterville, David & Joyce Crow Family, 1916

Waterville, Davison Family Farm, 1908

Lincoln County

Lake Benton, J. David Fruechte, 1910

Taunton, Downing Family, 1894

Lyon County

Tracy, Ludeman Family, 1905

Tyler, Louis C. & Delores D. Anderson, 1895

Martin County

Elmore, John – Anton – George (Bud) Alan Johnson Farm, 1909

Granada, Calvin Mattson, 1916

Meeker County

Dassel, John Juusola Farm, 1916

Grove City, Drange Partnership, 1874

Mille Lacs County

Onamia, Nost Farm, 1914

Morrison County

Bowlus, Biniek Farm, 1915

Hillman, Lazy K Ranch, 1915

Pierz, George & LyAnn Kummet, 1915

Mower County

Taopi, Gilgenbach Farm, 1879

Murray County

Chandler, Rylaarsdam Dairy Farms, Inc., 1914

Nobles County

Adrian, Wagner Farms, 1913

Worthington, Clarence Langseth Family, 1901

Worthington, Langseth Bros. Farm, 1890

Worthington, The Langseth Family, 1901

Norman County

Gary, Liebl Farms, 1913

Halstad, Sharpe Farms, 1874

Olmsted County

Byron, Betty Dorsey Silker, 1858

Kasson, Elmer Jorgenson, 1907

Otter Tail County

Deer Creek, Larry & Renee Helmrichs, 1916

Erhard, Rocholl Family Farm, 1916

New York Mills, Ken & Karen Tervola, 1898

Perham, Wayne & Gail Quittschreiber, 1915

Vergas, Gorentz Farm, 1890

Pennington County

Goodridge, Sunsdahl Family, 1904

Pine County

Finlayson, Romanowski Dairy Inc., 1916

Pine City, Skluzacek Family, 1914

Sandstone, DePover Ranch, 1915

Willow River, Waletzko, 1904

Polk County

Erskine, Dennis & Susan Hoel Family, 1892

McIntosh, Lloyd Schleicher Family, 1916

Mentor, Galland Farm, 1903

Mentor, Roxanne Boehrnsen, Lynn Forsberg & Sandra Parsley, 1909

Red Lake County

Crookston, Larson Family Farm, 1909

Redwood County

Morgan, Iffert Family, 1915

Seaforth, Bernardy Farm, 1915

Renville County

Fairfax, Dennis & Nancy Blumhoefer, 1915

Fairfax, Hinderman Farm, 1911

Hector, Carl G. Anderson Farm, 1916

Olivia, Tersteeg Family, 1905

Rice County

Faribault, Keller Family, 1891

Webster, William J. Pelant Farm, 1916

Rock County

Ellsworth, Bergman, Wessels, Schilling Farm, 1916

Roseau County

Greenbush, Gust Tomasek Farm, 1904

Greenbush, Hendrickson Farm, 1906

Strathcona, Gust Deer Ridge Farms, 1904

Sibley County

Arlington, George Otto, 1913

St. Louis County

Floodwood, Collman Tree Farm, 1916

Floodwood, Hutchinson Family, 1901

Stearns County

Melrose, Fuechtmann Farm, 1913

Pennock, Pierce Farms, 1873

St. Joseph, Simon Farm, 1914

Stevens County

Donnelly, Diehl Farm, 1915

Donnelly, Kopel Farm, 1916

Hancock, Daryl Dosdall, 1916

Swift County

Appleton, Munsterman Farms, 1898

Sunburg, Donna Olson, 1916

Todd County

Browerville, George - Geri (Spychala) Jagush Farm, 1915

Traverse County

Richville, McAloney Family Trust, 1892

Wabasha County

Lake City, James & Diane Franke, 1915

Millville, Dwight, Nancy Tesmer, 1915

Waseca County

Janesville, Mueller Sunnyside Farm, 1907

New Richland, Jacobson Farm, 1916

Watonwan County

Comfrey, Lindeen Family Farm, 1916

Wilkin County

Kent, Bellmore Farms, 1902

Winona County

Dakota, Neumann Family, 1910

Lewiston, Ahrens Family Farm, 1916

St. Charles, Pagel Golden Acres (Richard & Susan Pagel), 1892

Wright County

Buffalo, Mosher Family, 1875

Maple Lake, Original Smith Homestead, 1913

Waverly, Borrell Family Farm, 1908

Waverly, Hohag Family Farm, 1916

Yellow Medicine County

Belview, Abrahamson Family Farm (Henry, Floyd, Larry), 1916

Echo, Sjaastad Family, 1898

Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2016 Minnesota State Fair, which runs Aug. 25 - Labor Day, Sept. 5. A Century Farm database is also available at fbmn.org.

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