The deadline to apply for the 2018 Century and Heritage Farm program is June 1.  The program recognizes families that have owned their farms for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms.

The awards, sponsored by the Iowa Department of the Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau, are presented during the Iowa State Fair.

Farm families with a Century or Heritage Farm must submit an application to the department.

Applications are available at by clicking on the link under “Iowa Century Farms.” Applications may also be requested from Becky Lorenz, at 515-281-3645, email at or by writing to Century or Heritage Farms Program, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Henry A. Wallace Building, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50319.