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OSU receives wealth of records on historic Oregon farms

May 9th, 2011

May 6, 2011 10:36am

Oregon State University has been selected to host the records and database of the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program, which contains century and sesquicentennial farm and ranch applications.

The Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program was established in 1958 to honor the state’s rich agricultural heritage by awarding farm and ranch families with sesquicentennial and century-long connections to the land. To date, 1,117 families have formally received the “Century” designation and 22 families have received the “Sesquicentennial” award.  

Larry Landis, the university archivist at OSU, says the records paint a picture about the way agriculture has shaped Oregon.

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