Nevada Centennial Awards applications due March 20

Ranches and farms operating for 100 years can apply for Centennial recognition


Ciara Ressel
Public Information Officer
Sparks, Nev. - February 13, 2020

Farms and ranches in operations for 100 years or longer can apply for the Nevada Centennial Awards. The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) is accepting applications for the 2020 Nevada Centennial Ranch and Farm Awards until March 20. The application is available online and can be submitted via email or by mailing to the NDA at 405 South 21st St. in Sparks, Nev. 89431.

 To qualify for recognition, an applicant’s ranch or farm must have belonged to his or her family for at least 100 years and must be a working ranch or farm with a minimum of 160 acres. Operations with fewer than 160 acres must have gross yearly sales of at least $1,000.

Fifty-two families have been awarded this distinction since the program began in 2004.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held at the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in Reno, Nev.

Visit to learn more about the Nevada Centennial Awards program and past inductees.

About the Nevada Department of Agriculture

The Nevada Department of Agriculture’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees providing services in its five divisions, Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Industry. The department’s $232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and environmental health and worker safety, and providing food distribution and oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and community nutrition programs.