Century Farms Honored 30 May 13

The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 184 Minnesota farms as 2013 Century Farms.

Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as a certificate signed by the State Fair and Minnesota Farm Bureau presidents and Gov. Mark Dayton. Since the program began in 1976, more than 9,700 Minnesota farms have been recognized as Century Farms.

2013 Century Farm families include the following, which are listed by county, then by the farm’s city, family names and year of original purchase:

Carver County

Cologne: Kugath Farms, 1866

New Germany: Dennis & Genoa Henning, 1910


Hennepin County

Delano: June Sutton, 1902

Rogers: Heinz Farms, 1911

Watertown: Henry & Diane Vanderlinde, 1889


Kandiyohi County

Blomkest: Dan & Kim Lippert, 1910

Renville: Wayne Hebrink, 1913


McLeod County

Gaylord: Betty Ann (Kuehl) Ewert; Larry Kuehl & Myron Kuehl, 1883

Glencoe: Michael & Linda Matousek, 1912

Hutchinson: Carl H. & Elva Nass, 1911


Meeker County

Grove City: Vernald & Arlene Topp, Joel & RoseAnn Bergstrom, 1913

Grove City: Wayne A. & Linda S. Malmquist, 1913


Nicollet County

Nicollet: Lee and Rick Thompson, 1913


Renville County

Fairfax: John & Denise and Mark & Kathy Schaefer, 1882

Fairfax: Kent & Brenda Wiethoff, 1871

Franklin: Roger L. Sherman, 1912

Hector: Kulberg Farm, 1893


Sibley County

Arlington: Kenneth Mueller, 1873

Arlington: Reuben & Dorene and Michael & Kris Willmsen, 1913

Belle Plaine: William & Pauline Fahey, 1892

Gibbon: Burton & Nancy Spaude, 1913


Wright County

Albertville: Steve O. & Diane R. Kolles, 1902

Annandale: Junkins Lake Fiedler Family, 1909

Annandale: Uecker Family Farm, 1892

Buffalo: Roger James & Sharon Goetzke, 1901

Buffalo: Gordon & Shirley Marquette, 1876

Maple Lake: Tom & Wendy Kotilinek, 1863

Maple Lake: Piram Family Farm, 1908

Monticello: Bruce E. & Arlyce L. Abrahamson, 1896

Montrose: Hass Farm, 1905

Waverly: Tom & Jan Fitzpatrick, 1904