Sesquicentennial Farms In Our Area!
Every year the Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize farms that have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years as Centennial Farms. In addition the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize farms that have been in continuous family ownership for at least 150 years as Sesquicentennial Farms.
Sesquicentennial Farms being recognized this year date back to their beginning in the 1850's and 1860's. That is back around the time Minnesota became a state. These families owned these farms through two world wars, the great depression and the Farm Crisis of the 1980's. I was looking over the list and I noticed Goodhue County has 7 Sesquicentennial Farms this year!
Tom and Mary Ann Henderson, Zumbrota, 1869 Christopher and Stephanie Kalass, Zumbrota, 1869 Loretta and Larry Lee, Randolph, 1860 Gary and Judy Luebke, Kenyon 1860 Kristin Ugland Nystuen, Kenyon 1865 Malloy Family Farms, Kenyon, 1857 Gregory F. and Paula J Germann, Red Wing, 1869
Other Sesquicentennial Farms from our listening area include"
Ruth A. Brandvold Hines, Waseca, 1865 Dennis and Glenda Jewison, Janesville, 1868 Paul, Joyce, Steve and Bernedette McNallan, Kellogg, 1868 Calvin Nicholas Strauss, Goodhue, Goodhue, 1869 Richard Donovan, Hartland, 1867 Raymond E. and Evon Kruger, Hartland, 1868 Ronald and Julie Stadheim Family Farm, Albert Lea, 1864 Cletus and Eleanor Rath, Easton, 1869 Schroeder Family Farm, Blue Earth, 1868 Daniel E. Sowers, Vernon Center, 1866