Press Release

Twenty-two Centennial Farms & Ranches to be recognized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and History Colorado

DENVER, Colo. (JULY 23, 2019)—Twenty-two Colorado families that have owned and operated their farms and ranches for 100 years or more will be honored at the 33rd annual Centennial Farms & Ranches ceremony on Friday, August 23 at 1 p.m. at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.

These families represent Colorado’s proud agricultural heritage, persevering through over 100 years of changes and challenges.

The families will receive certificates signed by Governor Jared Polis, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg, and Executive Director of History Colorado Steve W. Turner. They will also receive Centennial Farm & Ranch signs to proudly display on their properties.

Since 1986, the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the Colorado State Fair, and History Colorado have partnered to honor our state’s agricultural heritage with the Centennial Farms & Ranches program.

When this year’s ceremony is complete, the State of Colorado will have recognized 603 Centennial Farms and Ranches.

This year’s Centennial Farms and Ranches:

Aspaas Ranch—1913
Hesperus, La Plata County

Dolezal Farm—1917
Julesburg, Sedgwick County

Bagley Hills Ranch, Inc.—1914
Eckley, Yuma County

Enstrom Ranch—1911
Nucla, Montrose County

Baker Farms—1917
Akron, Washington County

Kleve Farm and Ranch—1919
Holyoke, Phillips County

Boerner Farm—1916
Fleming, Logan County

Lewton Family Farm—1919
Bennett, Adams County

Brent Wertz Farm—1919
McClave, Bent County

Lorenzini Farms—1919
Weldona, Morgan County

Brown Ranch—1915
Clark, Routt County

M&M Hahn Family Partnership, LLC—1910
Yuma, Yuma County

Davis Ranch—1919
Walsenburg, Huerfano County

Miller Ranch—1919
Westcliffe, Custer County

Perry Ranch—1911
Toponas, Routt County

Rod & June Ulrich Farm—1919
LaSalle, Weld County

Purcell Ranch—1919
Ault, Weld County

Schmittel Ranch—1911
Saguache, Saguache County

Renzelman Ranch—1916
Wray, Yuma County

Seufer Farm—1919
Holly, Prowers County

Moellenberg Ranch—1914
Idalia, Yuma County

Weyerman Ranch—1893
Idalia, Yuma County

The ceremony is open to the public and takes place at 1 p.m at the Weatherport Tent on Friday, August 23 at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.


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Philip Clapham
Preservation Communications Manager
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