05-08-17 REMINDER: COLORADO CENTENNIAL FARMS APPS DUE MAY 15…

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COLORADO CENTENNIAL FARMS APPS DUE MAY 15

Centennial Farms Program
In 1986 the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado), and the Colorado Department of Agriculture created the Colorado Centennial Farms program to recognize the important role agriculture has played in our state’s history and economic development. Nominees must meet the following requirements:

  • Farms or ranches must have remained in the same family continuously for 100 years or more.
  • Property must be a working farm or ranch.
  • Property must have a minimum of 160 acres — however, properties with fewer than 160 acres can qualify if they gross at least $1,000 in annual sales.
  • Properties that have four or more well-maintained structures, which are at least 50 years old, are also eligible for a Historic Structures Award.

The deadline for 2017 applications has been extended to May 15. To apply for Colorado Centennial Farms designation, owners must submit an application providing information about the history of the property and its buildings, indicating that the farm or ranch meets the program’s requirements. Click here for more information and to apply.

Centennial Farms – How to Apply

How do farms and ranches qualify?

Nominees must meet the following requirements:

  • Farms or ranches must have remained in the same family continuously for 100 years or more.
  • Property must be a working farm or ranch.
  • Property must have a minimum of 160 acres — however, properties with fewer than 160 acres can qualify if they gross at least $1,000 in annual sales.
  • Properties that have four or more well-maintained structures — which are at least 50 years old — are also eligible for a Historic Structures Award.

How do I apply?

To apply for Colorado Centennial Farms designation, owners must submit an application providing information about the history of the property and its buildings, indicating that the farm or ranch meets the program’s requirements.

For the Historic Structures Award, photographs of the buildings are required. Application forms must be mailed to the State Historical Fund, or emailed to the Centennial Farms coordinator by the deadline, which is May 15 (extended deadline for 2017).

For more information about the Colorado Centennial Farms program or to receive a paper application, please contact the Centennial Farms Coordinator.

Download Colorado Centennial Farms Application

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