Farm to receive Century Farm award
On June 20, the farm of Doug and Karen Lustig, 199 Lustig Road, Cottonwood, will be designated an Idaho Century Farm by the Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho Department of Agriculture. The award will be presented at a ceremony on the farm at 11 a.m. by Dr. Earl Bennett, a trustee of the Idaho State Historical Society.
The award recognizes agricultural property owned and operated in Idaho by the same family, at least forty acres of which must have remained in agricultural use for 100 years or more. The Lustig farm was established by Victor and Mary Lustig, grandparents of the award recipients, in 1909. The grandparents came to Idaho from Illinois to start a place of their own and raised wheat, barley, peas, hogs, cattle, chicken, ducks, geese, and horses here. The second generation to farm the property was Lambert & Helen Lustig, followed by the third generation, Doug and Karen Lustig.
Mr. and Mrs. Lustig will be awarded a certificate, signed by Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter and the directors of the Idaho Department of Agriculture and the Idaho State Historical Society, and a steel sign, suitable for display on their farm.
At present, there are over 350 Century Farms and Ranches throughout Idaho. A list of Century Farms can be found online at http://www.idahohistory.net/centuryfarm.html.
Applications for consideration of an Idaho farm or ranch for Century status may be downloaded from the ISHS website or obtained by calling 1-877-old-gems (toll free), writing to Idaho State Historical Society, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise ID 83712-8250, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.