Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill and Vice-President Joe Heinrich will honor 485 Iowa farm families with Century or Heritage Farm designations at the Iowa State Fair. The program celebrates farms that have been owned by the same families for 100 and 150 years, respectively.
The Century Farm program began in 1976 as part of the Nation’s Bicentennial Celebration. This year, 332 Century Farms and 153 Heritage Farms will be recognized. A full list of families receiving Century and Heritage Farm designations at the 2019 Iowa State Fair can be downloaded here for Century farms and here for Heritage farms.
To date, more than 20,060 Century Farms and 1,360 Heritage Farms have been recognized across the state of Iowa. Find more information here.