Several area Century Farms honored in 2022

Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more.

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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 78 Minnesota farms as 2022 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 Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Gov. Tim Walz. Since the program began in 1976, nearly 11,000 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

Area 2022 Century Farm families listed by county, city or township, family or farm names and year of original purchase include:


Swatara — O'Brien Farm, 1916,



Walker — Copeland Family Tree Farm, 1919,

Mille Lacs

Foreston — Anderson, 1913,


Hillman — Beack Dairy, 1916,

Little Falls — The Welinski Family Farm, 1903,

Pierz — Bill Pohlkamp Farm, 1920.

Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2022 Minnesota State Fair. A database of all Minnesota Century Farms is also available at .

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