Recognizing Utah's Century Farms & Ranches
The Utah Century Farm and Ranches Committee is searching for farms and ranches that have remained in the hands of the same family for one hundred years or more. The Century Farm and Ranch designation honors the commitment of Utah farm and ranch families to the state’s agricultural industry. Applications for this year’s designation will be accepted through April 1.
CENTURY FARM & RANCH CRITERIA
A Century Farm & Ranch must meet the definition of a farm as set forth in the Utah Farmland Assessment Act (Greenbelt) and have received that designation by the County Assessor.
The farm and/or ranch must have been in continuous ownership and operation by a family for at least 100 years from the present calendar year back. Except for the original owner, lineal descent must be traced through a son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter (including in-laws) of the previous owner/operator.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE CENTURY FARM & RANCH DESIGNATION
Century Farm & Ranch applications are available through your local County Extension Service office or on the Farm Bureau website at utahfarmbureau.org. Take or send the completed application along with an application fee of $100 made payable to: Utah Century Farm & Ranch Committee to your local county extension service office. The DEADLINE for receiving the applications is APRIL 1.
The County Extension Agent will verify and sign the application then send it to the Utah Century Farm and Ranch Committee for review.
Once approved, the applicant will receive notification from the Century Farm & Ranch Committee. Arrangements will be made with the local County Extension Agent to present the Century Farm & Ranch designation to the recipient family (Presentations are typically done at county fairs).
The application fee covers a 2’ x 3’ metal highway sign with the Century Farm & Ranch logo, a personalized metal name plate, and a Century Farm & Ranch certificate signed by the Governor, the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Food, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Farm Bureau.
For more information, contact Susan Furner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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