02-15-19 Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches Program Applications due May 31st

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Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches application now open

Applications due May 31st

DENVER, Colo. (February 14, 2019) ━ History Colorado is seeking eligible applicants for the 2019 Centennial Farms & Ranches ceremony to be held at the Colorado State Fair in Aug. 2019. The Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches program honors the important role agriculture has played in our state’s history, economic development, and modern-day well-being. The program is a collaboration between History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

To earn recognition as a Colorado Centennial Farm or Ranch, a property must:

  • Have remained in the same family continuously for 100 years or more.

  • Be a working farm or ranch.

  • 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—that are at least 50 years old—are also eligible for a Historic Structures Award.

Applicants must provide information about the history of their property and its buildings and demonstrate that the farm or ranch meets the program’s requirements. If they are applying for a Historic Structures Award, applicants must submit photos of the eligible buildings or structures.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2019. To apply or learn more, please visit www.historycolorado.org/centennial-farms-ranches or call (303) 866-3392.

History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit HistoryColorado.org or call (303) HISTORY for more information.