Three county farms recognized as Century Farms

Published 8:40 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Three Mower County farms are among the 136 Century Farms to be honored at the Minnesota State Fair this year.

A pair of Ruhter Farms, established in 1889 and 1919, and the Thorsen Farm, established in 1919, make up the trio.

Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more.

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Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by Minnesota State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Gov. Tim Walz. Since the program began in 1976, more than 10,500 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.