Century Farms recognized
Seventy-eight farms were designated as Ohio Century Farms in 2012 by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
The status is awarded to families who have owned the same farm for at least 100 consecutive years. To commemorate the milestone, each family received a certificate signed by Gov. John Kasich and the director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
With the additions, at least one Ohio Century Farm is now registered in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. More than 950 farms are registered across the state.
Local families registering their farms in 2012 included the Hassen farm (1895) in Lucas County; the Meng (1912) and Stoiber farms (1825) in Ottawa County; the Haar (1911), the House (1912) and the Knepper (1885) farms in Sandusky County; and the Gessford/Norvell (1882) and the Kale (1905) farm in Wood County.