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 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

 

Bagley Hills Ranch, Inc.—1914

Eckley, Yuma County

 

Baker Farms—1917

Akron, Washington County

 

Boerner Farm—1916

Fleming, Logan County

 

Brent Wertz Farm—1919

McClave, Bent County

 

Brown Ranch—1915

Clark, Routt County

 

Davis Ranch—1919

Walsenburg, Huerfano County

 

Dolezal Farm—1917

Julesburg, Sedgwick County

 

Enstrom Ranch—1911

Nucla, Montrose County

 

Kleve Farm and Ranch—1919

Holyoke, Phillips County

 

Lewton Family Farm—1919

Bennett, Adams County

 

Lorenzini Farms—1919

Weldona, Morgan County

 

M&M Hahn Family Partnership, LLC—1910

Yuma, Yuma County

 

Miller Ranch—1919

Westcliffe, Custer County

 

Perry Ranch—1911

Toponas, Routt County

 

Purcell Ranch—1919

Ault, Weld County

 

Renzelman Ranch—1916

Wray, Yuma County

 

Moellenberg Ranch—1914

Idalia, Yuma County

 

Rod & June Ulrich Farm—1919

LaSalle, Weld County

 

Schmittel Ranch—1911

Saguache, Saguache County

 

Seufer Farm—1919

Holly, Prowers County

 

Weyerman Ranch—1893

Idalia, Yuma County

 

The ceremony will be open to the public and is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Weatherport Tent on the Colorado State Fairgrounds.