Two Cache County families recognized with Century Farm designation

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Last year there were six and this year two Century Farms have been recognized in Cache County. Cache County Extension Agricultural Agent Clark Israelsen said a Century Farm is one that has been under the ownership and management of a family for at least 100 years.

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Cache County Council, the Century Farms honors were presented to the Floyd Grant Salisbury and the William Noble Erickson families.

Israelsen also addressed the council about the current state of agriculture in Cache County. He told the council that he has toured the county this week and found the crops are looking good.

“All the way from the north end to the south end,” Israelsen said. “We have been blessed with timely rains and ample irrigation water. We are just finishing second crop hay.

“The grain is just starting to be harvested. The corn is growing with all this hot weather. As a county we are very, very blessed.”

Israelsen reported that approximately $160 million comes into the county from agriculture every year.

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