Century Farms


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


Applications are available from February 1 through May 15 from the MU Extension office in your county or visit the program website at https://extension2.missouri.edu/programs/century-farms/century-farms-apply.


A fee of $75 (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 to the MU Extension office in your county.


Applicants certified as owners of a 2019 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the local MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located.


Guidelines used in the selection and recognition of Missouri Century Farms:

  1. If your farm has been in your family since December 31, 1919, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.
  2. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, or nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption.
  3. The present farm shall consist of no less than 40 acres of the original land and shall make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.