Sesquicentennial or Century Farm and Home Award
In celebration of Wisconsin’s agricultural heritage, long-time farm and home owners are encouraged to register for a 2013 Sesquicentennial or Century Farm and Home Award. To qualify for the award, the farm or home, in whole or in part, must have been in continuous family ownership in the state of Wisconsin for the past 150 or 100 years. Title of century property today must reside in blood relative of the original owner or a legally adapted child of a descendant. Continuous residence in the state or on the property is not required, but the title to the property must be continuous.
Honorees will be recognized at a special breakfast program during the Wisconsin State Farm, held August 1 through 11, 2013. The tentative date for the breakfast program is August 6, 2013.
The Century Farm and Home Program began in 1948 in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin’s Centennial Celebration. There are currently over 8,500 Century Farms and Homes nestled throughout the Badger State. The Sesquicentennial Program originated in 1998 as part of the State’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. Since that time, over 600 families have been honored. In 2012, 138 Century properties and 30 Sesquicentennial properties were honored for carrying on Wisconsin’s rich family farming tradition.
Applications are downloadable below or available at the Green County Register of Deeds, 1016 16th Avenue. Contact the register of deeds office at (608) 328-9439 or Jill Albanese at (414) 777-0580 for more information. Applications must be received no later than March 1, 2011. Send to Attention: Jill Albanese, Century Farm Program, Wisconsin State Fair, 640 S. 84th St, West Allis, WI 53214.