Century, Heritage farm applications due by June 1

DES MOINES ? Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig reminds eligible farm owners that the deadline to apply for the 2018 Century and Heritage Farm Program is June 1.

The program recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms.

Recognition will be Aug. 16 at the Iowa State Fair.

Applications are available on the website at by clicking on the link under ?Iowa Century Farms.? Applications also can be requested from Becky Lorenz, coordinator of the Century and Heritage Farm Program, via phone at 515-281-3645, email at or by writing to Century or Heritage Farms Program, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Henry A. Wallace Building, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines 50319.

The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.

A list of past recipients is available at