681 Century and Heritage Farm Families to be Honored at the Iowa State Fair
Program celebrates farms that have been in the same family for 100 and 150 years, respectively
DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Joe Heinrich will honor 681 Iowa farm families with Century or Heritage Farm designations at the Iowa State Fair. The program celebrates farms that have been owned by the same families for 100 and 150 years, respectively.
The Century Farm program began in 1976 as part of the Nation’s Bicentennial Celebration. This year, 476 Century Farms and 205 Heritage Farms will be recognized, including recipients from 2020 and 2021. To date, 20,541 Century Farms and 1,566 Heritage Farms have been recognized across the state of Iowa.
Date: Thursday, Aug. 19
Time: Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the ceremony starts with Century Farm recognitions at 9 a.m. The Heritage Farm acknowledgments will follow.
Location: Livestock Pavilion on the Iowa State Fairgrounds