Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program


Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 award year for the Oregon Century Farm &
Ranch Program. The application deadline is June 1, 2012. Families throughout Oregon who
have continuously farmed portions of their family acreage for the past 100 or 150 years are
invited to apply.
The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program began in 1958 to honor farm and ranch families
with century-long connections to the land. To qualify for a century or sesquicentennial award,
interested families must follow a formal application process. Members of the Application
Review Committee review each application against the qualifications, which include continuous
family operation of the farm or ranch; a gross income from farm use of not less than $1,000 per
year for at least three years out of five prior to application; and family members must live on or
actively manage the farm or ranch activities. Application documentation may include photos,
original deeds, personal stories, or other historic records. These records help support Oregon?s
agricultural history by providing valuable information about settlement patterns or statistics on
livestock and crop cycles. All documents are archived for public access.

For more info http://www.oregonfb.org/programs/century-farm-ranch/