Century Farm and Ranch Designation
“Recognizing our Past as a Legacy for our Future”
Utah Century Farms & Ranches—recognizing a century of family agriculture.
The state’s agricultural industry conducts an annual search for family-owned farms and ranches, which have stood through 100 years, as hallmarks of our agricultural heritage.
The Utah Century Farms & Ranches Committee is searching for farms and ranches which have remained in the hands of the same family unit for one hundred years or more. The Utah Century Farm & Ranch Designation will honor the commitment of Utah farm and ranch families to the state’s agricultural industry, the bold determination farmers and ranchers have exhibited throughout the development of our state’s customs and culture, and their affirmation of the vision of the pioneers in assisting the desert to “blossom as a rose.”
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
- Complete a Century Farm and Ranch application. 2023 Century Farm Application.pdf
- 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, each year, for receiving the applications is April 1st.
- The County Extension Agent verifies and signs the application then sends it to The Utah Century Farm and Ranch Committee for review. Mail applications to 9865 South State Street, Sandy, UT 84070.
- Once approved, the applicant will receive notification from the Farm Bureau office. 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.)
Review the Farmland Assessment Act or Greenbelt Law HERE.
*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 or call at 801-233-3040.
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