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Jasper County Farms Recognized by Century Farm Programs

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CARTHAGE, Mo. – The Missouri Century Farm Program annually recognizes Missouri farms that are still productive and have been in the same family for 100 years or more. The newest addition to the Century Farm Program includes one farm in Jasper County.

Robert Rees and his wife Norma, Jasper, own 240 acres that have been in his family since 1905. The farm was originally owned by Mr. Rees' great-grandparents, Freeman and Sarah Rees.

To qualify for the Missouri Century Farm designation, farms must have been family owned (direct descendants only) for 100 years or more and have at least 40 acres of the original land still making a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

The Missouri Century Farm Program was launched in 1976 as the Missouri Centennial Farm program at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since that time, over 8,000 farms have been recognized. Sixty Jasper County farms have been recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To learn more about the Century Farm program or additional details about these newly added Century Farms, visit your local University of Missouri Extension office or go online to http://extension.missouri.edu/centuryfarm.

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