Discover the amazing stories of century farms across the nation as you

meet farmers and ranchers on We are excited

to share new videos and written profiles of farmers and ranchers who bring

to life the joys and challenges of managing a sustainable farm for more than

100 years. One of the featured farm families are the Winslows, Scott, Jean,

Colin and Katie of Fillmore County. The Winslow's family farm, Twin Oak

Acres, has been in existence since 1854.

"When people ask me how long we've been here, I tell them we've always

been here," said Winslow, whose ancestors came to the new world aboard the

infamous Mayflower. Ancestors of Scott Winslow immigrated to this land in

1629 and lived in New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois before settling in

Minnesota and Kansas. Twin Oak Acres diversified farm was established in

1854, four years before Minnesota became a state. A small log cabin

originally provided shelter to the family, and later a wood frame house was

built in the 1860s which served as the family home until 2000. A new home

now sits in the same location.

In September, a video crew spent time on the family farm to develop a

video story. To view the Winslow video, visit Free educator resources and promotional

workshops are also available online.

Agriculture's Lasting Heritage is a partnership between the American

Farm Bureau Foundation for agriculture and Capreno®, the longest-lasting

herbicide of its kind. This program provides further recognition of the

proud tradition of American agriculture and the farm families that have

worked the land and kept farms in their families for more than 100 years.

Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is

comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their

views known to political leaders, state government officials, special

interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and

ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion

and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the

Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and

support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota,