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9:38 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Ag officials search for Missouri century farms

In southwest Kansas, baled hay sits in an open field.
Eric Durban Harvest Public Media

Agriculture officials want to recognize more Missouri farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years.

More than 8,000 century farms have been honored since Missouri began the program in 1976 as part of the nation's bicentennial celebration.

The University of Missouri Extension says farms that have been in the same family since December 31st, 1913, can receive the distinction. Applications must be postmarked by May 15th.

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