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Century and sesquicentennial farmers wanted

The 2018 Century Farm honorees received certificates during a ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Pierce County Fair. Pictured are members of the Janice and Melvin Fisher, Hilton Fiedler, Heidi and Michael Jacobson and Carol and Bruce Turner families who have all owned their farms for over 150 years. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia

Has your family farm or home had continuous family ownership for 100 years or more? You could be eligible to be recognized as a Century Farm/Home or Sesquicentennial Farm/Home at this year's Pierce County Fair and Wisconsin State Fair.

The farm or home (in whole or part) must have been in continuous family ownership. Title of the Century or Sesquicentennial property today must reside in a blood relative of the original owner, or a legally adopted child of a descendant. Continuous residence in the state or on the property is not required, but the title to the property must be continuous. An abstract of title is the best evidence of continuous family ownership.

Farms or homes with 100 or 150 years of continuous ownership through the year 2019 will be recognized at a special breakfast program during the Wisconsin State Fair Aug. 6 and again at the Pierce County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 11. The Pierce County Fair has recognized many Pierce County Century and Sesquicentennial farmers in the past.

An application for the Century or Sesquicentennial Farm or Home recognition can be obtained by contacting Ann Webb, Pierce County Fair Manager at 715-273-6874, awebb@co.pierce.wi.us or by visiting www.co.pierce.wi.us/fair/fair_main.php. Don't wait; the application deadline is March 1, 2019.

Also visit www.co.pierce.wi.us/fair/fair_main.php for details about this year's Pierce County Fair

— Aug. 8-11, 2019. "Shake Up Your Summer at the Pierce County Fair" is this year's theme. Like us on Facebook - "Pierce County Fair and Fairgrounds (WI)"

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