136 Century Farms honored in 2019

Minnesota State Fair

State Fair and Farm Bureau program salutes Minnesota family farms

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 136 Minnesota farms as 2019 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Governor Tim Walz. Since the program began in 1976, more than 10,500 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

 

 

2019 Century Farm families are listed by county, then by the farm’s city or township, family or farm names and year of original purchase:

Aitkin
Isle – Reibestein/Moenkhaus Family Farm, 1919
Becker
Detroit Lakes – Dovre Farm, 1919
Benton
Oak Park – Estes Brook Farms, 1919
Rice – Nelson Farm, 1919
Sauk Rapids – Bemboom Acres, 1919
Blue Earth
Madison Lake – Kenyon Century Farm, 1919
Brown
New Ulm – Berg Family Farm, 1893
New Ulm – Jeremy R. Seifert Farm, 1919
Sleepy Eye – Rasmussen Farms, 1907
Sleepy Eye – Sellner Farm, 1892
Cass
Pequot Lakes – Bragstad Farm, 1915
Pequot Lakes – Gravdahl Family Farm, 1903
Pillager – Grampa G’s, 1919
Clearwater
Bagley – Hromidko Farms, 1915
Clearbrook – Dahlberg Family, 1919
Gonvick – The Thorbeck/Imle Farm, 1919
Cottonwood
Dundee – Lidtke – Bunting, 1907
Jeffers – Polzin Farm, 1899
Lakefield – Anderson Farm, 1905

Crow Wing
Aitkin – Voller Farms, 1919
Brainerd – Puetz Family Farm, 1919
Dakota
Hastings – Peine Cattle Company, 1910
Northfield – Messner Farm, 1919
Rosemount – Bester Farms, 1919
Dodge
Dodge Center – Henslin Farm, 1919
Dodge Center – Twin Creek Farms, Inc., 1882
Douglas
Alexandria – The Hamann Farm, 1910
Faribault
Guckeen – Michael G. Garry Family Farm, 1891
Fillmore
Wykoff – Snell Family Farm, 1906
Freeborn
Albert Lea – Ronald and Julie Stadheim Family Farm, 1864
Austin – Braaten Farms, 1919
Glenville – Funfar/Hajek Family and Descendants, 1907
Glenville – Krikava Family Farm, 1883
Goodhue
Nerstrand – Jacobson Farm, 1919
Grant
Herman – Bruns Family Farm, 1919
Hennepin
Rogers – Kothrade Farm, 1881
Houston
Houston – Flatten/Johnson Family Farm, 1904
Hubbard
Cass Lake – Goss Twin Oak Farm, 1919
Isanti
Isanti – Danielson – Halford – Henkel – Collins, 1874
Itasca
Blackduck – Nestberg Family Farm, 1917
Grand Rapids – Hansen Farm, 1919
Jackson

Lakefield – The Sydnes Family Farm, 1919
Kanabec
Mora – Telander Sawmill and Farm, 1899
Mora – The Farm, 1918
Kandiyohi
Sunburg – Paulson Farms, 1874
Willmar – Gustafson Farm, 1918
Kittson
Hallock – Sorenson Farms, 1918
Koochiching
Littlefork – Davis Family Farm, 1918
Lac qui Parle
Bellingham – Dianne J. Dybevik, 1907
Bellingham – Karels Family Farm, 1919
Lincoln
Verdi – Wagner Family Farm, 1916
Lyon
Cottonwood – The Gniffke Homestead, 1900
Marshall – Nuytten Farm, 1918
Taunton – Stassen Farm, 1910
Marshall
Goodridge – Aandal Farm, 1919
Middle River – Benitt Farm, 1917
Thief River Falls – Voth Farm, 1918
Warren – JFF Farm, 1913
Martin
Ceylon – Gregory Belknap, 1901
Fairmont – Michael Garry Family Farm, 1881
Meeker
Hutchinson – Kruse Farm, 1919
Mille Lacs
Milaca – The Tellinghuisen Farm, 1901
Morrison
Pierz – Jim – Cindy Wyatt, 1918
Royalton – Trettel Dairy, 1919
Mower
Austin – Ruhter Farms, 1889
Austin – Ruhter Farms, 1919
Grand Meadow – The Thorsen Farm, 1919
Murray
Avoca – Darwin and Alice Vosberg, 1919
Chandler – Valley View Farm, 1918
Nobles
Dundee – William Gehl Family Farm, 1919
Olmsted
Pine Island – Little Pike’s Peak, 1899
Rochester – Kuehn Family Farm, 1898
Otter Tail
Battle Lake – Wasson Family Farm, 1919
Bertha – Wagner Farm, 1919
Bluffton – Roggenkamp Farm, 1919
Dent – Pfeffer Farms, 1915
New York Mills – Vandermay 1917, 1917
Pennington
Thief River Falls – Norris and Arlene Thune Family Farm, 1919
Pine
Hinckley – Paveck – Hingos Heritage Farm, 1895
Polk
East Grand Forks – Enright Farm, 1879
Euclid – Owens Family Farm, 1919
Gully – Peterson Farm, 1918
McIntosh – Olof Enerson Homestead, 1885
Pope
Farwell – David and Carol Braaten, 1919
Glenwood – Ronald M. Henderson Farm, 1912
Redwood
Belview – Bjorndahl Farm, 1917
Lamberton – Beranek Farms, 1912
Springfield – Anderson Farm, 1910
Wabasso – Frank Families Century Farm, 1901
Renville
Fairfax – Borth Family Farm, 1919
Rice
Faribault – Joyce Cordes, 1919
Kenyon – Derscheid Farm, 1917
Kenyon – Lurken Family Farm, 1919
Rock
Ellsworth – Boyenga Farm, 1919
Hills – Harlan and Susan Stueven, 1919
Luverne – Hamann Farm, 1919
Steen – Paulsen Farm, 1918
Roseau
Badger – Haugen Farms, 1918
Sherburne
Princeton – Roger J. Nelson Farm, 1919
St. Louis
Floodwood – Rauvola Farm, 1919
Stearns
Albany – Blenker Family Farm, 1909
Albany – Buerman Family Farm, 1907
Albany – Crazy Acres Farm, 1889
Albany – Dirkes Family Farm, 1862
Albany – Gogala Family Farm, 1865
Albany – Sand Family Farm, 1908
Albany – Tomsche Family Farm, LLC, 1892
Albany – Wittkop Century Farm, 1898
Belgrade – Lieser Farm, 1910

 

Freeport – Olmscheid Family Farm, 1896
Freeport – Olmscheid Farm, 1917
Paynesville – Heitke Farm, 1919
Paynesville – Jeff, Marlene, Jacob and Mitchell Bertram, 1910
Richmond – Theis/Thelen, 1919
South Haven – Gehrke Farm, 1919
St. Cloud – Hoffmann Family Farm, 1917
St. Stephen – Supan Farm, 1915
Stevens
Alexandria – Van Zomeren, 1919
Swift
Hancock – Steven & Dori Gades, 1919
Todd
Browerville – Nalewaja Willow Hill Farm, 1919
Wabasha
Millville – Stelling Farms, Inc., 1919
Zumbro Falls – Greer Family Farm, 1905
Wadena
Verndale – White Family Farm, 1919
Waseca
New Richland – Wenzel Family Farm, 1918
Waseca – Ruedy Family Farm, 1919
Washington
Hastings – Behrends Farm, 1919
Hastings – Borner Family Farm , 1919
Watonwan
Truman – Greiner – Tietz – Miller Farm, 1913
Winona
Lewiston – Kryzer Family Farm, 1910
Lewiston – Sommerset Acres, 1919
Winona – Aldinger Family Farm, 1919
Wright
Annandale – Purcell Farm, 1919
Buffalo – Marquette Farm, 1918
Buffalo – Martin and Ardelle McAlpine, 1919
Monticello – Johnson/Chwalek Farm, 1895
Yellow Medicine
Echo – Kevin and Kris Meier, 1919

Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2019 Minnesota State Fair. A database of all Minnesota Century Farms is also available at fbmn.org.

About the Minnesota State Fair: The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting nearly 2 million visitors annually. Showcasing Minnesota’s finest agriculture, art and industry, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is always 12 Days of Fun Ending Labor Day. Visit mnstatefair.org for more information. The 2019 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2.

Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Agriculture in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, fbmn.org.

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