Century Farm Applications Open

Carey Petersilka, Register of Deeds for Door County, is pleased to announce that applications are now available at the Door County Register of Deeds office, as well as the Door County-UW Extension office, for the 2018 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. The 2018 Wisconsin State Fair will take place Aug. 2-12 in West Allis. To qualify for the award, families are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of a property in the state of Wisconsin for either the last 100 or 150 years. All property owners will be honored at a special Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award Program held on Tuesday, Aug. 7, in conjunction with the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair. Honorees will receive complimentary fair admission tickets, an invitation to the awards breakfast, a commemorative photo and certificate, as well as an outdoor display sign. The Century Farm and Home program began in 1948 in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin’s Centennial Celebration. There are currently 9,344 Century Farms and Homes nestled throughout the Badger State. The Sesquicentennial program originated in 1998 as part of the State’s Sesquicentennial Celebration and has since honored 836 families. Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, March 1, 2018. Applications are not available online and only one certificate may be issued per property. To request a copy of either application, contact Carey Petersilka, Door County Register of Deeds, at 920.746.2270, or write to: Door County Register of Deeds, 421 Nebraska St, Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235.

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