Century and Heritage Farm apply deadline set

   Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig encourages eligible Iowa farm owners to apply for Century or Heritage Farm recognition as part of the Iowa Deparment of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Century and Heritage Farm Program.

   The program was created by the department and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation to honor families who have owned their farms for 100 and 150 years, respectively.

   To be included for recognition in 2024, completed applications must be postmarked or received by the department by June 1. The ceremonies honoring the Century and Heritage Farm families will be held Aug. 15 in the historic Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fair.

   To apply, download and complete the application found on the department’s website, iowaagriculture.gov under “forms and licensing applications,” and return it to Century and Heritage Farm Program, c/o Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Wallace State Office  Building, 502 W. Ninth St., Des Moines, Iowa 50319.

   You may also request an application from Kelley Reece, coordinator of the program, at 515-281-3645 or Kelley.reece@iowaagriculture.gov.




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