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Three Stevens County farms recognized as 2016 Century Farms

ST. PAUL - Three Stevens County, Minn., farms are among the 134 Minnesota farms being recognized as 2016 Century Farms by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau.

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ST. PAUL – Three Stevens County, Minn., farms are among the 134 Minnesota farms being recognized as 2016 Century Farms by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau.

The Diehl Farm of Donnelly (purchased in 1915), the Kopel Farm of Donnelly (purchased in 1916) and the Daryl Dosdall farm of Hancock (purchased in 1916) will all be recognized this year.

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

Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Gov. Mark Dayton. Since the program began in 1976, more than 10,000 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

Information on all Century Farms will be available at the Minnesota Farm Bureau exhibit during the 2016 Minnesota State Fair, which runs Aug. 25 through Labor Day, Sept. 5. A Century Farm database is also available at fbmn.org.

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