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Farm News: Sesquicentennial And Century Farms Apps Due

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Posted: 02.16.2012

Officials at Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, are pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 2012 Century and Sesquincentennial Farm and Home Award. To qualify for the award, famililes are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of a property in the state of Wisconsin for either the last 100 or 150 years. All property owners will be honored at a special Centruy and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award program held on Tuesday, August 7 in conjuction with the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair.

Honorees will receive complimentary fair admission tickets, an invitation to the awards breakfast sponsored by Hillshire Farm, a commemorative photo, certificate and outdoor display sign provided by Hillshire Farm, a longtime program sponsor.

The Century Farm and Home Program began in 1948 in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin’s Centennial Celebration. There are currently 8,583 Century Farms and Homes nestled throughout the Badger State. The Sesquicentennial Program originated in 1998 as part of the State’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, and since that time, 616 families have been honored. In 2011, 138 Century properties and 30 Sesquicentennial properties were honored for carrying on Wisconsin’s rich family farming tradition.

To request a copy of either application, write to Century or Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Program, 640 South 84th Street, West Allis, WI 53214, or call Jill Albanese, Program Coordinator, at 414-777-0580. Applications are NOT available on-line. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012, and only one certificate is issued per property.

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