Centennial Farm and Ranch Program




Nelson Centennial Farm Sign Photo web

Since 2009, the Montana Historical Society’s Centennial Farm and Ranch program has recognized
our state’s agricultural traditions by celebrating the perseverance and stewardship of Montana
families on their farms and ranches. By honoring families that have owned their land for 100 years
or more, we help preserve Montana’s strong agricultural roots and the stories and traditions that
define our rural communities.



View our list of Centennial farms and ranches.






Proof of continuous ownership by members of the same family for a minimum of 100 years (through deed records).

Proof that the property is a working farm or ranch with a minimum of 160 acres or, if fewer than 160 acres, must have gross yearly sales of at least $1,000.

One current owner must be a Montana resident.

Example of the Centennial Farm and Ranch Road Sign


Official framed certificate signed by the governor of Montana

24-inch by 36-inch metal roadside sign with the property name and founding year (example at left)

Property history printed in our periodic farm and ranch yearbook



Application fee is $100. To apply, please download and complete the Centennial Farm and Ranch Application or download in (Word) or (PDF).

To request by e-mail or mail, contact Christine Brown at 444-1687 or email at Christine.brown@mt.gov.