This year the Minnesota Farm Bureau is recognizing 26 family farms in Minnesota as sesquicentennial farms. The Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau sponsor the Century Farm Program in Minnesota but the Minnesota State Fair is not involved in the Sesquicentennial Farm Program. The requirements for the Century and Sesquicentennial Farm Programs are the same except farms must be in continuous family ownership for 150 years in the Sesquicentennial Farm Program.

Minnesota Sesquicentennial Farms will receive a certificate signed by Governor Tim Walz, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Paap and Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Peterson. Families will also receive an outdoor sign signifying Sesquicentennial Farm recognition. Below is the list of all Minnesota Sesquicentennial Farms being recognized this year that was in the Minnesota Farm Bureau news release.

Blue Earth      

Edwards Farm, Mankato, 1859

 

Carver

Tim and Amy Leonard Farm, Norwood-Young America, 1871

 

Chisago         

Carol Hawkinson, Johanna Hawkinson-Oberlander, Erin Hawkinson, Diane Hawkinson Schafer, 1869

 

Faribault        

Haase Family Farms, Blue Earth, 1860

Donald and LeOna Haase, Blue Earth, 1870

Ashwood Farm - Mike and Tami Hoffman, Delevan, 1868

Terhune Family Farm, Omaha, 1860

The Warner Farm (East 80), Blue Earth, 1863

 

Freeborn        

The Beiber Family Farm, Alden, 1860

 

Grant 

Ronhovde Farms, Barrett, 1870

 

Hennepin       

Schlosser Holdings, LLC, Independence, 1861

 

Kandiyohi      

Moll Family Farm, Willmar, 1871

 

Lac Qui Parle

Dave and Colleen Falness, Dawson, 1870

 

Le Sueur        

Wagner Family Trust, New Prague, 1871

Joseph and Jean Murphey, Henderson, 1857

 

Martin

The Daly Farm, Blue Earth, 1869

 

Meeker

Richard and Lorna Thorp, Atwater, 1867

 

Nicollet          

Eckberg Farms, Gaylord, 1871

Reike, New Ulm, 1863

 

Nobles

Matt and Alisa Russell, Bigelow, 1871

 

Renville         

A. Edward Garrahy, Fairfax, 1869

 

Rice   

Cleland Farm, Northfield, 1871

 

Scott  

Mechtel Family Farm, Eden Valley, 1856

 

Steele

Edward Smith, Wells, 1864

 

Wright

Harlan R. Anderson, Cokato, 1871

Doering Family Farm, Waverly, 1857

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