A farm must meet three requirements to be designated a Century Farm and complete the application:
- be at least 100 years old according to authentic land records [Yep, the ones genealogists love to use such as deeds, land patent, abstract of title.]
- have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years (continuous residence on the farm is not required). [Family means cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, grandchildren.]
- the size must be at least 50 acres.
Back in December of 2009, I blogged more about Century Farms, website, and publications. Click here to read that post.
Click here to see the Farm Bureau's lists of Century and Sesquicentennial farms in Minnesota. A search may be done by name or county.