South Dakota Farm Families To Be Honored At State Fair

Families that have spent 100 or 125 years of life on farming or ranching have the opportunity to be recognized during the South Dakota State Fair.

A farm or ranch is eligible for the honors if at least 80 acres of original land have been continuously owned by the same family for 100 years or longer. The recognition will be awarded Sept. 3 at the fair in Huron.

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the South Dakota Farm Bureau have been recognizing Century Farms for three decades. The quasicentennial event was recently added for families that have farmed for 125 years.

Application can be obtained online for both the Century Farm and the Quasquicentennial Farm recognition. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13.