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To qualify for a century or sesquicentennial award, interested families must have operated their farm or ranch for at least 100 years

TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - West Linn's Fiala Farms is one of dozens of Century Farms in OregonApplications are now being accepted for the 2018 award year for the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program. The application deadline is May 1, 2018.

Families throughout Oregon who have continuously farmed portions of their family acreage for the past 100 or 150 years are invited to apply.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program began in 1958 to honor farm and ranch families with century-long connections to the land.

To qualify for a century or sesquicentennial award, interested families must follow a formal application process.

Members of the Application Review Committee review each application against the qualifications, which include continuous family operation of the farm or ranch; a gross income from farm use of not less than $1,000 per year for at least three years out of five prior to application; and family members must live on or actively manage the farm or ranch activities.

Application documentation may include photos, original deeds, personal stories, or other historic records. These records help support Oregon's agricultural history by providing valuable information about settlement patterns and statistics on livestock and crop cycles.

All documents are archived for public access.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch application and program guidelines are available at www.centuryfarm.oregonfb.org, or by contacting Andréa Kuenzi at 503-400-7884 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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