South Dakota century farms and ranches invited to apply for recognition

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the South Dakota Farm Bureau are proud to recognize longstanding South Dakota family farms and ranches through the Century Farm and Ranch program.

To qualify for the program, a family must have retained continuous ownership of at least 80 acres of original farmland for 100 years or more. If the family ownership has reached 125 or 150 years, families may apply for recognition as a quasquicentennial or a sesquicentennial farm or ranch. Documentation of the original date of purchase must be included with the application.

Century Farm and Ranch program application forms are available online at or by calling the SDFB at 605-353-8052. The application deadline is Aug. 1.

The South Dakota Farm and Ranch recognition program honors South Dakota families who have owned their farm or ranch for 100, 125 or 150 years. Century farms and ranches are celebrated annually at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron.