Des Moines, Iowa – Entries for this year’s Iowa Century and Iowa Heritage Farms are due soon.
Becky Lorenz coordinates the program at the Iowa Department of Agriculture, which singles out the state’s long-time family farms.
There are more than 19,000 Century Farms in Iowa and just over 1,200 Heritage Farms. A ceremony is held each year during the Iowa State Fair that recognizes each of the farms as they reach the landmark — and the 2018 event was unusual.
The deadline to enter is June 1st. The Heritage Farm program was started in 1976 while the Century Farm program began in 2006. Learn more about the program and find an application here: