Century Farms

Each year, South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture join together to recognize farms and ranches that have been in the same family for 100 years. 

In addition to recognizing Century Farms, those that have been in the same family for 125 years are recognized as Quasqui Centennial farms.

Since the program began in 1984, 2,770 farm and ranch families have been honored.  The award presentation takes place each year at the South Dakota State Fair.

Requirements for Century or Quasquicentennial farms / ranches:

  1. Has been owned by a member of the same family for 100 (or 125) years
  2. Consists of 80 acres or more
  3. Have proof of original date of purchase

How to apply:


1.  Download and fully complete the application form


Century Farm application form
Quasqui Centennial Farm application form
2.  Return the form & documentation of Date of Original Purchase to the SDFB office by August 13, 2015

South Dakota Farm Bureau
PO Box 1426
Huron, SD 57350


3.  Contact the SDFB office with any questions

Contact person: Julie Fritzsche
E-mail: julie@sdfbf.org
Direct phone: (605) 353-8052

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2014 century & quasquicentennial farm and ranch families

At the 2014 South Dakota State Fair, 42 families were honored as Century Farms and 27 families were honored as Quasquicentennial farms with 125 years of family ownership.

Click here for a list of families honored in 2014 & a link to an online photo album




South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation | PO Box 1426 | 2225 Dakota Avenue S. | Huron, SD 57350 | Phone: (605) 353-8050 | Fax: (605) 353-8057