For Iowa farm families celebrating milestones, it’s time to apply for Century and Heritage Farm designations. The program, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS)  and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms. The application deadline is June 1.

 Applications are available on the IDALS website at the Century Farm or Heritage Farm link under “Programs." They can also be requested from Becky Lorenz at 515-281-3645, by email at or by writing to Century or Heritage Farms Program, IDALS, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50319.