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Kudzu: The Vine that Ate the South « South Carolina Digital ...

Kudzu: The Vine that Ate the South « South Carolina Digital ... | Century & Centennial Farm News | Scoop.it

Interesting info on kudzu here. I didn't realize kudzu had been around for so long. I thought it was post-WWII.

 

I'm on the leading edge of a kudzu spread in my neighborhood. The farmer across the street apparently gave up on spraying, so it keeps coming over to our side of the road. We're not spraying, just keeping it cut enough to stop the spread to the landowners on our other side. Sometimes I feel like I'm on the front lines of a war.

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Kudzu: The Vine that Ate the South « South Carolina Digital ...

Kudzu: The Vine that Ate the South « South Carolina Digital ... | Century & Centennial Farm News | Scoop.it

Interesting info on kudzu here. I didn't realize kudzu had been around for so long. I thought it was post-WWII.

 

I'm on the leading edge of a kudzu spread in my neighborhood. The farmer across the street apparently gave up on spraying, so it keeps coming over to our side of the road. We're not spraying, just keeping it cut enough to stop the spread to the landowners on our other side. Sometimes I feel like I'm on the front lines of a war.

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Virginia Century Farm Program Hits 1200 Milestone

Congrats to Virginia Century Farm owners! The VA Century Farm program recognizes and pays tribute to those farmers whose continuing efforts have formed the backbone of the Commonwealth for more than 400 years.

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Basin Electric supports ND Centennial Farm Program

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"Basin Electric supports ND Centennial Farm Program. A new display at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn, ND, gives visitors an interactive look at more than 800 farms in North Dakota listed as a Centennial Farm."

 

Sounds like a really nice way to learn about farm heritage. Kudos to Basin Electric!

 

Anyone know of other states having displays like this one?

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Government honours 100th anniversary of Aldergrove fair

ALDERGROVE, BC – This year is the 100th anniversary of the Aldergrove Fair and the government of British Columbia marked the occasion with the presentation of a Century Farm Award. ...

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Cavachon Puppies | Cavachon Breeder | Iowa Mixed Breed Puppies – Century Farm Puppies

Century Farm Puppies is a Cavachon Breeder in Iowa that raises Cavachon Puppies which are also a Mixed Breed. Contact us today for more information!
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Swampy's Florida Travels: The Historic Jungle ...

Swampy's Florida Travels: The Historic Jungle ... | Century & Centennial Farm News | Scoop.it
Just beyond the park is a centennial farm designation for the Jones who have farmed in the area for more than 100 years. This is what is left of the Forester homestead that once stood in this area along with Fred Forester's ...
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Two Columbiana County, OH families honored for century of farm operation

LISBON, OH — "When Sue Little began researching the history of her family's farm in November she didn't realize how much of an undertaking it would be... She said it took weeks of research that consisted of eight-hour days at the county courthouse, but she was able to trace the farm history back 105 years. The hard work paid off because on Wednesday morning, Delmer Little and his family received a Century Farm award from the state."

 

I lucked out on all that hard work. My father-in-law did it all on my husband's behalf back in the late 80s. I have a file full of copies all ready to be handed off to the next generation. Our farm went sesqui in 2010, although South Carolina doesn't have additional recognition that I'm aware of. Like a lot of you, we're just hoping there will be something left to hand on to the next generation. Once it's gone, you can never get it back.

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Inspiration for Writing Your Story in Detail: A Farm Near Frohna

Inspiration for Writing Your Story in Detail: A Farm Near Frohna | Century & Centennial Farm News | Scoop.it

A Farm Near Frohna: The Story Behind a Missouri Century Farm by Mary Linda Miller is "the story of the Kaempfe farm-and all the people who came and went, those who enjoyed the fruits of its soil and who grew and thrived there-that story represents real American history at its best."

 

I'm sure this is way more information than the average Century Farm owner would want to dig for, but maybe you're not the average owner. If writing is your thing, this book just might get your juices flowing.

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Indiana Honors the Past, Preserves the Future

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Indiana honored new Centennial and Sesquicentennial Farm owners yesterday. Of the 75 Hoosier Homestead recipients, 46 received the Centennial Award for keeping their farm in their family for more than 100 years and 29 received the Sesquicentennial Award for more than 150 years.

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Century designation is huge for farm families - Polk County Itemizer-Observer

Century designation is huge for farm families - Polk County Itemizer-Observer | Century & Centennial Farm News | Scoop.it

POLK COUNTY, OR -- David Hiebenthal said he remembers as a child plaques hanging on certain gates or entrances of farms in Polk County signifying membership in an impressive club -- that they had been belonged to one family for 100 years.

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State Legislature recognizes Colorado Centennial Farms and ...

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The Colorado Centennial Farms program was started in 1986 by former Gov. Richard D. Lamm. The program recognizes that these farms are vital to Colorado's economy and history, and families of designated Centennial ...
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Plymouth County, IA families to receive Heritage, Century Farm recognition

Plymouth County, IA families to receive Heritage, Century Farm recognition | Century & Centennial Farm News | Scoop.it

Dateline Thursday, July 26, 2012. by Jolene Stevens Contributing writer. Eight Plymouth County farm families are among those to be honored Tuesday, Aug.14 as part of Iowa's Century and Heritage Farm program.

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Poulsbo: The Norway of the Pacific Northwest

Poulsbo: The Norway of the Pacific Northwest | Century & Centennial Farm News | Scoop.it
In 1989, the State of Washington honored the Martinson family farm as one of the state's last remaining centennial farms, an award given to farms under the same family ownership for a century. The Martinsons eventually ...
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Creston area orchard awarded Century Farm Award

CRESTON, BC – Agriculture Minister Don McRae presented Creston's Truscott family with a Century Farm Award to honour the 100th anniversary of Truscott Farms and the family's contribution as pioneers in agriculture innovation ...

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Prince George Exhibition receives Century Farm Award

In British Columbia, Canada, "Century Farm Awards honour agricultural organizations that have been active for a century or longer as well as pioneers whose farms and ranches have been in families for 100 years or more."

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