Manitoba Family Farm Recognition Program

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

  • The Century Farm award, celebrating farm families who have maintained continuous production for 100 years or more
  • The Heritage Farm award, celebrating farm families who have maintained continuous production for 125 years or more
  • The Legacy Farm award, celebrating farm families who have maintained continuous production for 150 years or more

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

To apply for Century, Heritage or Legacy Farm recognition

Print and complete the PDF form and mail to Manitoba Agriculture Box 160 Carberry, Mantitoba R0K 0H0. Forms are also available at Manitoba Agriculture Offices. Please follow all instructions on the form.

Categories

  • Category 1: Families who own and operate a farm unit for 100/125/150 years or longer and still live on a farm, even if it isn't the original farm site. (Eligible for Farm Gate Sign and Certificate)
  • Category 2: Families who own a farm unit for 100/125/150 years or longer but do not currently live on or operate a farm. (Eligible for Farm Certificate only)

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 100/125/150 years of the life of the farm.