Heritage and Century Farms

Manitoba's pioneering farm families are honoured through two programs:

  • The Century Farm program, celebrating farm families who have maintained continuous production for 100 years or more
  • The 125 Heritage Farm program, celebrating farm families who have maintained continuous production for 125 years or more

If your farm qualifies, you can receive a gate sign to proudly proclaim your pioneering roots.

To apply for Heritage or Century Farm recognition

Print and complete the PDF form and deliver it to a MAFRD GO Office. Forms are also available at GO Offices and rural municipal offices. Please follow all instructions on the form.

Categories

  • Category 1: Families who own and operate a 100-year-old farm unit and still live on a farm, even if it isn't the original farm site
  • Category 2: Families who own a 100-year-old farm unit but don't currently live on or operate a farm*
  • Category 3: Families who own and operate a 125-year-old farm unit and still live on a farm, even if isn't the original farm site
  • Category 4: Families who own a 125-year-old farm but don't currently live on or operate a farm*

* Gate signs are available only to families in categories 1 and 3.

Eligibility

  • The land must be held in continuous ownership by direct descendants of the original owner.
  • The minimum land area must be at least 20.23 hectares (50 acres) for the 100 or 125 years of the life of the farm.
  • You must be able to provide reasonable proof for applications, such as photocopies of abstracts from the Land Titles Office for titles or other documents showing continuous ownership by direct descendants of the original owner. Please see form for more information.