Wisconsin State Fair officials are pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 2022 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years.
To qualify for the award, families are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of a property in the state of Wisconsin for either the last 100 or 150 years. All property owners will be honored at a special Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award Program held on Tuesday, Aug. 9 in conjunction with the 2022 Wisconsin State Fair which takes place Thursday, Aug. 4 – Sunday, Aug. 14 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.
Honorees will receive complimentary fair admission tickets, an invitation to the awards breakfast, a commemorative photo, a certificate, and an outdoor display sign.
The Century Farm and Home Program began in 1948 in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin’s Centennial Celebration. There are currently 9,817 Century Farms and Homes nestled throughout the Badger State. The Sesquicentennial Program similarly originated in 1998 as part of the State’s Sesquicentennial Celebration and has since honored 982 families.
Applications for the Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award are available now and must be postmarked by the application deadline Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Applications are not available online and only one certificate may be issued per property.
To apply, download and print the attached applications, pick up an application at the Rock County Extension Office, 3506 N. US Hwy. 51, Building A, Janesville, request an application by writing to Century or Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Program, 640 S. 84th Street, West Allis, WI 53214 or contact Jill Albanese, Director of Competitive Exhibits, at 414-777-0580.
About Wisconsin State Fair
The Wisconsin State Fair offers a unique experience to all who attend. Featuring Wisconsin’s largest agriculture showcase, dozens of FREE entertainment stages, exciting rides and games in SpinCity, countless family-friendly activities, and food galore, the Fair is a tradition that can’t be missed! The 2022 Fair will take place Thursday, Aug. 4 – Sunday, Aug. 14, For the most up-to-date information, visit WiStateFair.com or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.–