May 13, 2015
Kingfisher County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
Oklahoma City, Okla.—Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Melvena Heisch announced that an Oklahoma Centennial Farm Award has been presented to the owners of a Kingfisher County farm. C. Wayne and Paula Jean Falkenstein of Oklahoma City own the Falkenstein Farm located northwest of Dover. The family has grown wheat and rye since grandfather James Falkenstein settled the land in 1895.
To qualify for a Centennial Farm or Ranch Award, a property must be owned by a family member for at least 100 years and must be operated or occupied by a family member or leased out by a family member over the age of 65. The property must include a minimum of 40 acres and gross annual sales of at least $1,000. The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry have sponsored the Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards for 26 years, in which time 105 awards have been given in Kingfisher County.
For further information about the Centennial Farm and Ranch Program, contact Glen R. Roberson at 405-521-6387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information on the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.