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Ming - Franklin County, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 31.818 W 090° 55.655
15S E 680642 N 4266691
Quick Description: Some don't have signs, this old one does..East of Washington, MO
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2018 4:13:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMYGDF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat
Views: 0

Long Description:

County of farm: Franklin County
Location of farm: Old MO Hwy. 100, Franklin County, mail thru Washington
Acres of farm: 122
Original Owner: Woolery Ming, greatgreat-grandfather
year of acquisition: 1845
Date of Century status: 16 May 2005
Current owners: Emmet A, & Irene E. MIng

The farm main house is hidden in trees, and the drive way (a long one) is fenced and locked.
The family cemetery is on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River, it is closed in a concrete wall, the land around the cemetery has been given to the Methodist Church to use as a graveyard.

"The Missouri Century Farm program's history dates back to 1976 as a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture that was co-chaired by James B. Boillot, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Elmer R. Kiehl, Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. The committee's purpose was to organize the American Revolution Bicentennial celebration in Missouri. One activity that was initiated by the committee was the "Centennial Farm" project, which awarded certificates to persons owning farms that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. Interest in the program continued after 1976. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension planned a 10-year update in 1986 called the "Century Farm" program. This program has been sustained as a yearly event with over 100 farms recognized each year. In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau became a program co-sponsor." ~ University of Missouri, Extension

Physical Marker: yes

Century Farm Website: [Web Link]

Retail Sales to the Public: no

Farm-fresh Products:
There is a concrete ruins, at the end of the drive way and the road. This road use to be MO-100, a major east-west highway before interstates. The ruins are the foundation, and part of the first floor of a retail store. I assume they sold produces at some time in the past...may be even as far back as the 50s and 40s.

Additional Years of Recognition: Not listed

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