Centennial Farm and Ranch
"Owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years"
PHOTO: Motley Garson Barns, Albany County, WY (Richard Collier Photo)
The Wyoming Centennial Farm and Ranch program will annually honor families that have owned and operated the same farm or ranch for 100 years or more. The Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office re-established the program in 2006.
The Mae Ann Manning Family, Converse County
Why are Centennial farms and ranches important?
Wyoming's ranch and farm lands are disappearing at an alarming rate. Farmers and ranchers have withstood development pressure, drought and mining threats and yet they have managed to preserve these important pieces of Wyoming's rural heritage. Agriculture produces more than food; it also maintains open spaces, contributes to the state's economy and supports family businesses. These ranches and farms are not just history but remain vital today and highlight the importance of agriculture to Wyoming.
Centennial Farm & Ranch Yearbook