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December 20, 2018

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

Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch Program Fee Increase

OKLAHOMA CITY — On January 1, 2019, the Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch Program fees will increase. Increased costs in postage, printing and sign materials have required the program coordinators to reevaluate associated fees. To continue providing the program to all of the amazing Centennial Farm and Ranch families in our state, the application fee will increase to $25 and the sign fee will increase to $75. The Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch Program staff thanks all of our Centennial Farm and Ranch families for their continued contributions to Oklahoma’s heritage and its economy. If your property is eligible to receive a Centennial Farm or Ranch Award, visit www.okhistory.org/shpo/farmandranch.htm to download an application. You also may contact Shea Otley at 405-522-4485 or sjotley@okhistory.org

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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