DENVER (July 19, 2016)—Twenty-three Colorado families who have owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years or more will be honored at the 30th Centennial Farms awards ceremony held on August 26 at the Colorado State Fair.
The families will receive a certificate commemorating the event, as well as a sign to display on their farm or ranch. Some elected representatives of the families’ districts will be present. The families will be available for photographs and interviews following the ceremony.
Since 1986, History Colorado, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, and the Colorado State Fair have partnered to administer the Centennial Farms program. The Colorado Tourism Office has been a partner since 2015.
This year’s Centennial Farms:
Farm/Ranch Name Year Settled Town/County
|Chick Farm and Ranch||1916||Campo / Baca|
|Gates Farm||1914||Yuma / Washington|
|Ohr Family Farm||1912||Lindon / Washington|
|Sanders-Naugle||1906||Wild Horse / Cheyenne|
|Saffer Farms||1915||Arriba / Lincoln|
|Cyrilla and Edith Meis||1915||Yuma / Yuma|
|Noble Ranch LLC||1912||Yuma / Yuma|
|Haynes Hereford Ranch||1916||Holyoke / Phillips|
|Dickinson Farm & Ranch||1913||Crook / Logan|
|Kochis Farm||1914||Matheson / Elbert|
|Knoblauch Ranch||1882||Del Norte / Rio Grande|
|Wacker Farms & Livestock||1905||Brush / Morgan|
|RLS Ranch LLC (Hillside Ranch)||1916||Yuma / Yuma|
|Herman G. Peterson Farm/Ranch||1916||Kersey / Weld|
|Perlenfein Farm||1916||Yuma / Washington|
|Sleepy Hollow||1904||Ramah / Elbert|
|Fox Fire Farms||1916||Ignacio / La Plata|
|Stanley E. and Carol J. Shafer||1910||Laird / Yuma|
|Koch Farm||1914||Pueblo / Pueblo|
|Coe Middle Creek Ranch||1913||La Veta / Huerfano|
|H P Bar Ranch||1906||Sedgwick / Sedgwick|
|Allmer Farm & Ranch||1916||Briggsdale / Weld|
|Thomas Farm||1916||Wiggins / Morgan|
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