Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging eligible Iowa farm owners to apply for Century or Heritage Farm recognition honoring families who have owned their farms for 100 years and 150 years, respectively.

Completed applications must be postmarked or received by June 1.

Ceremonies honoring families will be held Aug. 15 in the historic Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fair.

To apply, download and complete the application from the department’s website (

You may also request an application from Kelley Reece, coordinator of the Century and Heritage Farm Program, at 515-281-3645 or