ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau are recognizing 124 Minnesota farms as 2021 Century Farms.

According to the announcement, qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Since the program began in 1976, nearly 11,000 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2021 Minnesota State Fair. A database of all Minnesota Century Farms is also available at fbmn.org.

The following 2021 Century Farm families in the region are listed by county, then by the farm’s city or township, family or farm names and year of original purchase:

Kandiyohi County

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  • Prinsburg — Marcus, 1911

Lac qui Parle County

  • Madison — Stanley Olson, 1882

Meeker County

  • Cosmos — Earl Schealler, 1910
  • Darwin — Smith Farm, 1886
  • Watkins — Crusoe Farms, 1893

Redwood County

  • Morgan — Frederickson, 1919
  • Redwood Falls — Panitzke Family, 1919

Renville County

  • Buffalo Lake — Dobberstein Farms, 1919
  • Hector — The Melich Novotny Farm, 1891

Stearns County

  • Eden Valley — Sogge’s Bearhollow Farm, 1894
  • Paynesville — Robert & Carol Heitke, 1921

Stevens County

  • Hancock — Jon & Jody Cunningham, 1911
  • Morris — Retzlaff Farm, 1894

Swift County

  • Murdock — Ronholdt Family Farm, 1885

Yellow Medicine County

  • Granite Falls — Enstad Farm, 1907
  • Granite Falls — Nyrness Farm, 1899