Applications are available for farms to be designated as Iowa Century Farms or Iowa Heritage Farms. The application deadline is June 1 for farms that have been in the same family for 100-149 years (Century Farm) or 150 or more years (Heritage Farm). The farms must be at least 40 acres in size to qualify for the designation.
The applications are reviewed, and the Century and Heritage Farm owners are honored at the Iowa State Fair in August with the Century or Heritage Farm Certificate, by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and one Century or Heritage Farm Marker suitable for posting on the farm, furnished by Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.
Applications can be acquired online at www.agriculture.state.ia.us/century.htm or you pick one up from Bev at the Iowa County Farm Bureau office in Williamsburg.