If your family’s farm is eligible, contact John Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (320)253-8424. There is no direct cost to an applicant of this program.
In June, 2013, with the installation of commemorative markers, the Stearns History Museum will honor three Stearns County families by designating their farms as Century Farms. The Museum’s Century Farm program recognizes the long history of Stearns County farmers as stewards of the land and the tradition of passing down a way of life to family members.
These three new Century Farms – in Albany, Getty, and Saint Joseph townships – bring the number of 100+ year farms to 432, tops in the state and marks the 35th Anniversary of the program. At each farm site, the Museum installs a brown, rustic stained wooden marker with white lettering attached to a treated wooden pole.
Begun in 1978 as a local spinoff of the Minnesota State Fair/The Farmer Magazine program, this award recognizes and honors farm families that have owned at least 50 acres continuously for 100 or more years.
We acknowledge Stearns County Parks, Stearns County Highway Deportment, and the Sentenced to Serve program. They have played integral roles in the success of this program.