Ohio honors century farms

Seventy-eight farms were designated as Ohio Century Farms in 2012 by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Century farm status is awarded to families who have owned the same farm for at least 100 consecutive years.

To commemorate this milestone, each family received a certificate signed by Governor John R. Kasich and the Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture to keep with their historic documents and pass down to future generations.

First-ever registrations occurred in Athens, Noble, and Pike Counties in 2012. With these additions, at least one Ohio Century Farm is now registered in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. More than 950 Ohio farms are registered across the state.

Families registering their farm in 2012 were:

County Name

Year

Adams Bennington

1911

Allen Post

1825

Athens Dorr

1902

Butler Groh

1911

Champain Broshes

1909

Champain   Johnson

1873

Champaign Yoder

1910

Clinton Fisher

1890

Clinton Fisher

1907

Columbiana Lindesmith

1895

Columbiana Neville

1906

Crawford Hartschuh

1889

Cuyahoga Foote

1820

Darke DeMoss

1906

Darke Siefring

1908

Defiance Karacson

1879

Fulton Beam/Neorr/Dees e                     1877
Hancock Bowman

1912

Hardin Ault

1862

Hardin Williams

1911

Henry Miller

1870

Highland Daniels

1842

Holmes Troyer

1894

Licking Carr

1911

Licking Todd

1833

Licking Wagy

1844

Lucas Hassen

1895

Marion Hord

1905

Mercer Fledderjohann

1903

Mercer Hoying

1899

Mercer Miller

1852

Mercer Suhr

1885

Monroe Carpenter

1887

Monroe Carpenter

1865

Muskingum Lapp

1849

Noble Sanford

1819

Ottawa Meng

1912

Ottawa Stoiber

1825

Paulding Crone

1884

Paulding Schwab

1905

Perry Cooperrider

1831

Pickaway Emrick

1837

Pike Pfeifer

1856

Pike Vanmeter

1801

Preble Kirkpatrick

1912

Putnam Basinger

1868

Putnam Brinkman Kreinbrink

1873

Putnam Ellerbrock

1887

Putnam Gerten

1911

Putnam Heitmeyer

1869

Putnam Kahle

1895

Putnam Knippen

1873

Putnam Kreinbrink

1864

Putnam Kreinbrink

1873

Putnam Michel

1911

Putnam Miehls

1835

Putnam Niese

1862

Putnam Niese

1895

Putnam Stauffer

1908

Putnam Weller

1899

County Name

Year

Sandusky Haar

1911

Sandusky House

1912

Sandusky Knepper

1885

Seneca Haugh

1849

Shelby Puthoff

1857

Stark Antram

1910

Union Mayer

1912

Van Wert Evans

1901

Van Wert Hertel

1880

Van Wert Morris

1881

Van Wert Recker

1848

Van Wert Sawmiller

1902

Warren Irons

1899

Wayne Armstrong

1866

Wayne Hines

1876

Williams Robinson

1886

Wood Gessford/Norvell

1882

Wood Kale

1905

 

Anyone who can verify that a currently-owned farm has remained in their family for at least 100 years may register. For more information, visit www.agri.ohio.gov and click on “Promotional Programs” and then “Century Farm Recognition”, or contact Cindy Shy in the Office of Communication at 614-752-9817 or cindy.shy@agri.ohio.gov.

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