Wanted: More Saline County Century Farms

Monday, February 14, 2011

It is that time again to find more of Saline County's Century Farms.

Each November, county farms, which have been in the same family for 100 years or more are recognized at an annual ceremony.

With over 135 official Century Farms, Saline County has more than any other county in Missouri.

Applications are now available from the University of Missouri Extension office at 353 S Lafayette in Marshall or by calling 660-886-6908. They can also be obtained by contacting University of Missouri--Century Farms, Extension Publications, 2800 Maguire Blvd. Room E1, Columbia, MO 65211.

A fee of $50 (if you apply by May 1) is required to cover processing costs, one certificate, a booklet and one two-sided metal sign (includes MU and Missouri Farm Bureau logos) for each approved farm. Send a completed application, order form and a check made payable to University of Missouri--Century Farms for the total amount on your order form. More information is also available at http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm

The deadline is May 16.