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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Ohio's Historic Family Farms

Ohio's Historic Family Farms

Ohio Department of Agriculture
Ohio's Historic Family Farms
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-3399
Phone: (614) 752-9817

Century Farm Logo.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture recognizes the many social, economic and historic contributions made by Ohio's founding farm families. Ohio's Historic Family Farms program was developed as a way to honor these families for their enduring legacy to our state.

The program grants three designations based on the number of years of same-family ownership:

  • Century Farms (100-149 years);
  • Sesquicentennial Farms (150-199 years); and
  • Bicentennial Farms (200 years and more).

Qualified registrants receive an heirloom certificate signed by the Governor of Ohio and the Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Download and print the registration form to apply. Registrants may choose to display a yard sign commemorating their historic farm designation; contact the program manager for more information.

The Bargar Farm, c. 1893 Photograph.
The Bargar Farm, c. 1893. Photo courtesy of M. Heavilin,
Harrison County Century Farm, Est. 1834.