Press Release

Thirty-eight Centennial Farms and Ranches to be recognized at the Colorado State Fair

DENVER (August 3, 2017) — Thirty-eight Colorado families who have owned their farm or ranch for 100 years or more will be honored at the 31st annual Centennial Farms ceremony held on Friday, August 25 at the Colorado State Fair.

These farming and ranching families have withstood the pressures of difficult weather, state growth, and changes in the agricultural industry to preserve important pieces of our state’s commercial and cultural history.

 

The families will receive certificates signed by Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown, and History Colorado Executive Director Steve W. Turner. They will also receive iconic metal Centennial Farm signs to proudly display on their farms and ranches.

 

Since 1986, History Colorado, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, and the Colorado State Fair have partnered to honor Colorado’s farming and ranching heritage with the Centennial Farms program. When this year’s ceremony is completed, there will be 550 recognized Centennial Farms and Ranches across the state. The ceremony takes place at 4:00 p.m. in the Colorado Building at the fairgrounds. Media and the public are invited to attend.

 

This year’s Centennial Farms and Ranches:

 

Farm or Ranch name

Year settled

Town

County

Bailey Ranch

1916

Karval

Lincoln

Bar 7T Ranch

1915

Mancos

Montezuma

Blackmore Farms

1917

Otis

Washington

Carlson Farm

1915

Snyder

Morgan

Carpenter-Newbanks Farms

1917

Yuma

Washington

Charles T. Neally Homestead

1888

Burlington

Kit Carson

CTL Farm and Ranch

1902

Yuma

Yuma

Darnell Ranch

1916

Las Animas

Bent

Fairview Farms

1917

Fleming

Logan

Fiscus Farm and Ranch

1917

New Raymer

Weld

Floyd Schinkel Trust B

1913

Akron

Washington

Fulbright Family Farm

1917

Kim

Las Animas

Garvey Brothers Land and Cattle LLC

1912

Nucla

Montrose

Glen Doddridge Farm & Ranch

1917

Kirk

Yuma

Hasart Farms

1915

Stratton

Kit Carson

Hogue Ranch

1917

Steamboat Springs

Routt

Hohnholz Ranch, Inc.

1917

Glendevey

Larimer

Kanode Ranch

1917

Ault

Weld

KOK Ranch

1917

Salida

Chaffee

Long's Gardens

1916

Boulder

Boulder

M&L Oltjenbruns Farms, Inc.

1917

Amherst

Phillips

McCaw Cattle, LLC

1913

Ignacio

La Plata

McCracken Farms

1917

Anton

Washington

Mill Iron D Ranch

1917

Stoneham

Weld

Muhme Farm

1917

Longmont

Weld

Murray Farms

1917

Brighton

Adams

Olsen Farm

1917

Yuma

Yuma

Pearl Farms

1917

Rocky Ford

Otero

Redmond Ranch

1917

Yampa

Routt

Rocking 7K Ranch

1886

Granada

Prowers

Samual C. and Dola B. Coe Homestead

1915

Cheyenne Wells

Cheyenne

Seger Farms

1915

Haxton

Phillips

Sunnyside Farms

1900

Durango

La Plata

Tice Family Farm

1912

Longmont

Boulder

Trautman-Glenn Farm

1917

Otis

Washington

Ugolini Farm Dairy

1917

Walsenburg

Huerfano

Waterfall Ranch

1917

Durango

La Plata

Wernsman Family Farm

1916

Fleming

Logan