Thursday, July 24, 2014

28 Farms in Southwest Missouri Named Century Farms

Contact: David Burton, civic communication specialist
County Program Director - Greene County
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Missouri Century Farm Program annually recognizes Missouri farms that are still productive and have been in the same family for 100 years or more. The newest additions to the Century Farm list were announced in mid-July and included 28 farms in southwest Missouri.

A complete listing of all 2014 Missouri Century Farms, including the names of all honored families, is available online at A listing specific to southwest Missouri can be found at


The following is a list of new Century Farms in southwest Missouri, organized by county, showing the primary contact for the Century Farm nomination, original owners, relationship to current owners, the acreage qualifying and the year it was first farmed by the family:

Barry County
Duane Kaiser, John D. Buchholz and Aguste Buchholz, great-grandparents, 80, 1914.
Mike Washick, John Washick, great-grandfather, 80, 1884.

Barton County
Paul Crabtree, Samuel William Crabtree, great-great-grandfather, 160, 1881.

Christian County
Daniel R Garbee, John Herring, great-great-grandfather, 80, 1882.
Christi Fairchild, Theodore S. Shelton, great-great-uncle of Christi and Cami and Peter T. Shelton, great-great-great-grandfather of Christi and Cami, 80, 1881.
Casi Pinegar, Matthew Duff McCroskey, great-great-grandfather of William and Macanna and great-great-great-grandfather of Christi, Cami, Casi, Scott, Jason & Melinda, 197, 1848.
Christi Fairchild, William Robert McCroskey, grandfather of William and great-grandfather of Christi, Cami, and Casi, 80, 1905.

Dade County
M Louise Rush, Elwood and Agnes Rush, grandparents, 240, 1897.

Dallas County
James A. Robberson, E.P. Vaughn, great-grandfather, 80, 1880.

Douglas County
Richard L Baxter, Simon Lakey, great-great-grandfather, 88, 1857.
Jenny Conradi Johns, Isaiah Porter Henson, great-grandfather, 160, 1914.
Scott Huffman , Edward B. Talley, great-great-grandfather, 40, 1872.
Glenda Lee, William King Paris Lee, husband's grandfather, 286, 1914.

Greene County
Charles A. Buckner, W.F. Buckner, grandfather, 60, 1914.

Jasper County
Robert Rees, Freeman & Sarah Rees, great-grandparents, 240, 1905.

McDonald County
Harvey L. Price, W. C. Price, great-grandfather, 44, 1879.

Newton County
Dale Jasumback, Frank & Anna Jasumback, grandparents, 60, 1914.
Regina Hembree, A.F. Lankford, great-great-grandfather, 40, 1910.

Ozark County
Nay Allen, J.D. Allen, grandfather, 130, 1914.
Megan Bruffett, Stagner, W.S. Mahan, great-uncle, 80, 1907.

Polk County
Wyatt Long, Lafayette J. Mitchell, great-grandfather of Karen Long's Grandma (Betty Mitchell), 80, 1892.
Warren Eagon G.B. Eagon, grandfather, 40, 1907.
Gary McGinnis, Sarah Scroggins, great-great-grandmother, 177, 1904.

Stone County
Thomas G. (Tom) Wiley, Almon Maben (A.M) Wiley, great-grandfather, 180, 1914.

Taney County
Dwayne Rossner, Edward Rossner – Grandfather, 153, 1913.
Joseph S. Smith, Robert Smith, great-grandfather, 206, 1871.

Texas County
Betty Carlson, George Wm Waters, grandfather, 133, 1911.

Webster County
Carmen Boring, Sandford & Rosa Borin, grandparents, 73, 1911.


In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau joined MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as a program sponsor. Applicants certified as owners of a Missouri Century Farm are recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate at various county events.

Since Missouri began the program in 1976, more than 8,000 century farms have been recognized. To qualify for Century Farm status, a single family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

For application forms and information, call MU Extension Publications toll-free at 1-800-292-0969, contact your local MU Extension center or visit the program website at


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