NEILLSVILLE, Wis. — Applications are now available for the 2020 Century (100 years) and Sesquicentennial (150 years) Farm & Home Program Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years.
To qualify for the award, families are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of a property in the state of Wisconsin for either the last 100 or 150 years. All property owners will be honored at a special Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award Program held on Tuesday, August 11 in conjunction with the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair.
Honorees will receive complimentary fair admission tickets, an invitation to the awards breakfast, a commemorative photo, a certificate, and an outdoor display sign.
The Century Farm and Home Program began in 1948 in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin’s Centennial Celebration. There are currently 9,613 Century Farms and Homes nestled throughout the Badger State. The Sesquicentennial program similarly originated in 1998 as part of the states Sesquicentennial Celebration and has since honored 919 families.
Applications can be obtained from the Extension Clark County office in Neillsville, and they are available online at: http://clark.uwex.edu/. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2020. Only one certificate may be issued per property.
— University of Wisconsin-Madison Clark County
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