South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) and the South Dakota Department of Ag and Natural Resources (DANR) celebrated over 50 farms and ranches that have been in the same family for 100 years or more recently at the South Dakota State Fair.

 “It is an honor to meet all of these families and to hear their stories,” said Krystil Smit, SDFB Executive Director. “The century farm and ranch legacy celebration has become a special event, and we are honored to continue recognizing them in South Dakota.”

SDFB President Scott VanderWal joined Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden and Sec. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Hunter Roberts to recognize farms and ranches and that have been in the same family for 100 and 125 years. There were no applicants for the 150 year milestone in 2021.

 To view photos of honorees, visit and click on “Century Farms”.