Farm and Ranch receives Century Designation
In July 2010, the farm and ranch of Roger and Christine Uptmor, 664 Telcher Creek Road, Keuterville, was designated an Idaho Century Farm and Ranch by the Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho Department of Agriculture.
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 Uptmor farm and ranch was established by Joe and Mary “Caroline” (Luchtefeld) Uptmor, grandparents of the award recipients, in 1910. Joe, born and raised in Illinois, came to Idaho to homestead and raised wheat, barley, cattle, pigs and chickens here, the same produce raised on the property today. In addition to ranching and farming, Joe cut wood for sale, asking a whopping $1.50 per cord.
Third-generation Idahoans Roger and Christine Uptmor 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.