DENVER -━History Colorado is seeking eligible applicants for the 2018 Centennial Farms & Ranches ceremony to be held at the Colorado State Fair in August.
DENVER -━History Colorado is seeking eligible applicants for the 2018 Centennial Farms & Ranches ceremony to be held at the Colorado State Fair in August. To earn recognition as a Colorado Centennial Farm or Ranch, a property must:
- Have remained in the same family continuously for 100 years or more.
- Be a working farm or ranch.
- Have a minimum of 160 acres — however, properties with fewer than 160 acres can qualify if they gross at least $1,000 in annual sales.
Properties that have four or more well-maintained structures that are at least 50 years old are also eligible for a Historic Structures Award.
Applicants must provide information about the history of their property and its buildings and demonstrate that the farm or ranch meets the program’s requirements. If they are applying for a Historic Structures Award, applicants must submit photos of the eligible buildings or structures.
The Colorado Centennial Farms & Ranches program honors the important role agriculture has played in our state’s history, economic development, and modern-day well-being. The program is a collaboration between History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018. To apply or learn more, please visit www.historycolorado.org/centennial-farms-ranches or call (303) 866-3392.