Pictured above (left to right) are Connie and Emmett Windhorst and Treyvor Umbarger, Vice Chair of the Atchison County Extension Council.

The University of Missouri Extension and Missouri Farm Bureau have recognized the 80-acre farm belonging to Emmett and Connie Windhorst of Fairfax as a Missouri Century Farm. The Windhorsts were honored at the University of Missouri Atchison County Extension Council meeting September 3. The farm was purchased in 1919 by Emmett’s grandfather, A.F. Windhorst.

To be designated as a Missouri Century Farm, the same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years or more. The line of ownership from the original owner may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land and must make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

If you are interested in having your farm designated as a Missouri Century Farm, contact the MU Extension Center in Atchison County at 660-744-6231 or visit the website at https://extension2.missouri.edu/programs/century-farms. Next year’s application period begins February 1, 2020.