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Gary and Ida Adamson were recognized on their century farm. (Photo by Caroline Roers)

Growing a long legacy of farming

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Within Minnesota there were 79,800 farms in 2011, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Every few years many of these farms are sold or reconstructed.

So to have a farm stay within one family for more than 100 years is an amazing feat.

A total of 184 farms are being recognized as Century Farms in Minnesota this year by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau.

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