Century Farms Honored By MU Extension Council

Jerilyn S. Miller receiving her Century Farm sign.

Jerilyn S. Miller receiving her Century Farm sign.

The University of Missouri Extension Morgan County Council recognized five new Missouri Century Farms at its Family Night Dinner in Versailles on Aug. 26.

To qualify as a Missouri Century Farm, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 years or more as of Dec. 31, 2013. The family shall consist of direct descendants only. The farm shall consist of no less than 40 acres of the original land and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

Qualifying farms are recognized with a certificate and farm sign for display at the farmstead. Over 145 farms in Morgan and Moniteau counties have qualified for this recognition.

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The Dampf family receiving their Century Farm sign. Shown above are Ruth Dampf, Danny and Jennifer Dampf, Mark and Jennifer Dampf. Terry Spieler (not pictured).

In Moniteau County the century farms were:

The Donald and Ruth Dampf farm acquired in 1910 by great-grandfather Gerhard Dampf.

The Hallford farm owned by Dorothy C. Haldiman farm was established in 1891 by William R. Hallford.

The Moser-Baumgartner-Miller Farm owned by Jerilyn S. Miller farm was acquired in 1895 by Samuel John Moser, grandfather.

The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, MU Extension, and Missouri Farm Bureau sponsor the Missouri Century Farm program.

For more information, call the local Extension office or the University of Missouri Century Farm office at 1-800-292-0969.

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