The Ohio Department of Agriculture recognizes the many social, economic and historic contributions made by Ohio’s founding families. The Ohio Century Farm program was developed as a way to honor these families for their enduring legacy to our state.

A farm must have been owned by a family for at least 100 years to qualify for this recognition.


Qualified registrants receive an heirloom certificate signed by the Governor of Ohio and the Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  A “Century Farm” yard sign is available for purchase by all qualified registrants.

The Putnam County Recorder and staff recognize the commitment and dedication these families have made to our great county and state.  We are pleased to assist Putnam County Families who are interested in registering their farms in the Century Farm program.  Please contact our office to set up a time that we can meet with you and help you determine if your farm is eligible.

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