Sesquicentennial farm applications due April 1

Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, over 150 farms have been recognized. The Sesquicentennial Farm program recognizes family farms according to the following qualifications:
1) The farm must be at least 150 years old this year (2013) according to the abstract of title, land patent, original deed, county land records, court file in registration proceedings or other authentic land records. Please do not send originals or copies of records.
2) Your family must have owned the farm for 150 years or more. “Family” is defined as parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, first cousins and direct in-laws (father, mother, brother, sister, daughter, son-in-law).
3) Continuous residence on farm is not required, but ownership must be continuous.
4) The farm should consist of 50 or more acres, and currently be involved in agricultural production.
A commemorative certificate will be awarded to qualifying families, along with an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm recognition.
Applications are available by emailing info@fbmn.org; or calling (651) 768-2100. Applications are also available on our website, www.fbmn.org.
Deadline for application is April 1. Previously recognized families should not reapply.

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