Applications are being accepted now for the 2019 Century and Heritage Farm Program. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. It recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms.
Applications are available on the Department’s website at by clicking on the Century Farm or Heritage Farm link under “Programs”.
Applications may also be requested from Becky Lorenz, Coordinator of the Century and Heritage Farm Program via phone at 515-281-3645, email at Becky.Lorenz@IowaAgriculture.gov or by writing to Century or Heritage Farms Program, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Henry A. Wallace Building, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50319.
Farm families seeking to qualify for the Century or Heritage Farms Program must submit an application to the Department no later than June 1.
A full list of all past Century Farm recipients is available at www.iowacenturyfarms.com.
The ceremony to recognize the 2019 Century and Heritage Farms will be held at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 15 in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion.