’14 Century Farms named

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 215 Minnesota farms as 2014 Century Farms.

Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by the State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Governor Mark Dayton.

Since the program began in 1976, over 9,900 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

The farms in area counties are:

Blue Earth County

Lake Crystal – Fredericksen Family Farm – 1914

Brown County

New Ulm – John D. and Cyrilla C. Manderfeld and Family – 1861

Springfield – Wellner’s Creek Inc. – 1908

Cottonwood County

Comfrey – Norman Holmen – 1914

Sanborn – Ardeen Brown Clark Family Partnership – 1908

McLeod County

Brownton – Albrecht Farm – 1898

Brownton – Wendy & Brian Becker – 1903

Glencoe – Gary, Nancy, Michael & Mark Krcil Family Farms – 1912

Redwood County

Belview – Gordon Alexander Family Farm – 1911

Morgan – John & Charlene Carlson – 1902

Redwood Falls – Gegner Farm – 1914

Sanborn – Lamoine & Marguerite Leopold Farm – 1902

Walnut Grove – Lloyd L. Pack and Clifford L. Pack Family Farm – 1914

Renville County

Stewart – Roger Kurth – 1911

Stewart – Scott & Sheri Carlen – 1912

Sibley County

Gibbon – Peterson Family Farm – 1914

Gibbon – Susan Glaeser-Jones, Gerry, David, Peter, Tom, William Glaeser, Karen Johnson-Glaeser – 1890

Stewart – Scott & Sheri Carlen – 1889

Watonwan County

St. James – Merlyn H. Froslan – 1885

St. James – Niemeier Family Farm – 1887

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