The Montana Historical Society’s – Centennial Farm and Ranch Program is available to producers whose farm has been in continuous ownership for at least 100 years and provides an opportunity for farmers to tell their story.  Bruce Nelson, MHS curator, joined the Montana Farm Bureau Federation board meeting last week via Zoom to explain the program and to encourage centennial farms to register.

The register would serve as an official record for the Montana Historical Society archives and allow historians to tell the farming story in our state.  The Centennial Farm and Ranch program began in 2009 and the mission of the program is to “recognized our state’s agricultural traditions by celebrating the perseverance and stewardship of Montana families on their farms and ranches”. 

For more information about the program to include the requirements and benefits, visit