Centuries of Progress
Did you know that some of Ohio’s oldest businesses are family farms?
Scattered throughout Ohio are families who have owned the same farm for 100, even 200 years. We can only imagine what the families have witnessed – their triumphs and tragedies – over the span of their ownership. Their sacrifices and contributions are the base for Ohio’s robust agriculture industry.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture recognizes families who have reached 100 and 200 year ownership anniversaries through its Ohio Bicentennial and Century Farm Program. More than 1,000 farms are currently registered in the program, with at least one farm from each county.
You can view the list of registered farms by county, plus download the registration form at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/cent_farms/.
And what about the oldest registered farm? Well, it dates back to 1772, before our nation’s independence. More on that next week, as we start a series of stories on century and bicentennial farms across the state.