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December 18, 2018

Contact: Shea J. Otley
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-4485

Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch Commemorative Book Deadline Extended

OKLAHOMA CITY — To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch program, the Oklahoma Historical Society is sponsoring a new book, Oklahoma Centennial Farms & Ranches, celebrating our centennial farms and ranches and Oklahoma’s rich agricultural history. Acclaim Press has been commissioned to oversee the creation of this unique volume, and all recipients of the Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch program award are invited to share their stories. To find out more information on how to submit your family’s information, visit www.okhistory.org/shpo/farmandranch.htm to download the brochure. The extended deadline for submission to be included in Oklahoma Centennial Farms & Ranches is February 28, 2019. 

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. The property must include a minimum of 40 acres and gross annual sales of at least $1,000. As of 2019, the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry have sponsored the Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards for 30 years.

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 and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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