State program seeks centennial farms, ranches

The Nevada Centennial Awards program is searching for ranches or farms that have been in operation by the same family for at least 100 years.

To qualify as a Centennial ranch or farm, an applicant’s ranch or farm must have belonged to his or her families for at least 100 years and must be a working ranch or farm with a minimum of 160 acres or if it is less than 160 acres, it must have gross yearly sales of at least $1,000. Centennial ranches and farms will be inducted biannually at the Nevada Governor's Conference on Agriculture. Applications will be accepted at any time.

The Nevada Centennial Awards Program recognizes agricultural families who have owned and operated the same land for 100 years or more. For 16 years, 58 families have now been inducted into the program that began in 2004.

Centennial families will be inducted at the Governor's Conference on Agriculture.

Two of the most recent centennial ranches or farms from 2020 came from Churchill County.

Lattin Farms and the Weishaupt Homestead were both founded in 1918, totaling more than 200 years of combined family heritage and farming in Fallon.

Lattin Farms was purchased by George William Lattin in 1918. He purchased an 80-acre parcel of farmland that was later sold to his son Ralph, who grew alfalfa, corn and cattle. Upon returning from World War II in 1946, Ralph’s two sons, Bill and Dick, purchased a neighboring farm as the Lattin brothers. Five generations after the original purchase, Bill’s son, Rick, continues to farm the now 400-acre farm and agritourism business.

Albert and Addie Weishaupt bought 80 acres in 1918 east of Fallon. They built the Weishaupt Homestead where they farmed the land for alfalfa and raised dairy cows, sheep, hogs and turkeys.

Dana Weishaupt continues to farm.

Visit to learn more about the Nevada Centennial Awards program and read the full history of Lattin Farms, Weishaupt Homestead and the rest of Nevada’s Centennial families.
2018 Recipients
• Miller Ranch
• Moura Ranch
• Pursel Ranch
2017 Recipients
Bottari Ranch (1916)
de Braga Ranch (1917)
Saval Buffalo Ranch (1917)
2015 Recipients
Stewart's 96 Ranch, Humboldt County (1864)
2014 Recipients
Triple S Ranch, Washoe County (1874)
Johnson and Springmeyer families, Douglas County (1870s)
2013 Recipients
Martin Ranch, Eureka and Nye Counties (1887)
Manha Farm, Lyon County (1912)
2012 Recipients
Day-Annett-Costa Ranch, Lyon County (1905)
Lytle Ranches, Lincoln County (1865)
2011 Recipients
Robert Getto Farm, Churchill County (1911)
Getto Farms, Churchill County (1911)
2010 Recipients
Anker Ranch, Pershing County (1877)
Anker Ranch, Inc., Pershing County (1877)
Ankers, Inc., Pershing County (1877)
Quilici Ranch, Lyon County (1881)
Skip’s Place, Churchill County (1907)
Lawrence Ranch, Churchill County (1908)
2009 Recipients
Bradshaw “End of the Rainbow” Ranch, Lincoln County (1873)
Bailey Ranch, Eureka County (1875)
Testolin Ranch, Churchill County (1907)
Ranch No. 1 (Trimmer/Giovacchini), Douglas County (1909)
Perfecta Vista Ranches-Mathewson Ranch, Churchill County (1909)
2008 Recipients
Kallenbach-Ormachea-Sherman Ranch, Churchill County (1908)
2006 Recipients
The Capurro Brothers, Sparks, Washoe County (1869)
Duval Ranching Company, Ruby Valley, Elko County (1870)
2005 Recipients
Blue Eagle Ranch, Tonopah, Nye County (1895)
Bunker Farm, Bunkerville, Clark County (1901)
Ferraro Cattle Company, Paradise Valley, Humboldt County (1902)
Green Springs Ranch, Duckwater, White Pine County (~1899)
Heise Family Ranch, Gardnerville, Douglas County (1902)
Krenka Ranch, Ruby Valley, Elko County (1865-1870)
Laura Springs Ranch, Gardnerville, Douglas County (1863)
Snyder Livestock Company, Yerington, Lyon County (1887)
Riordan Ranch, Jiggs, Elko County (1900)
Stodieck Farm, Minden, Douglas County (1868)
Wilkinson Little Meadow Ranch, McDermitt, Humboldt County (1900)
2004 Recipients
Andersen Home Ranch, Carson City (1880’s)
Buckle D Ranch, Ruby Valley, Elko County(1889)
Calcutta Ranch, Vya, Washoe County (1885)
Capurro-Durkee Ranch, Reno, Washoe County (1890)
Cushman-Corkill Ranch, Fallon, Churchill County (1860)
Dalton Ranch, Clover Valley, Elko County (1892)
Glaser Land and Livestock, Halleck, Elko County (1883)
Heinz Ranch, Reno, Washoe County (1885)
Henningsen Family Ranch, Gardnerville, Douglas County (1878)
Hussman Land and Livestock, Gardnerville, Douglas County (1872)
Mack Land and Cattle, Minden, Douglas County (1860’s)
Overland Land and Livestock, Ruby Valley, Elko County (1873)
Pinson Ranch, Golconda, Humboldt County (1884)
Prunty Family Ranch, Mountain City, Elko County (1894)
Scossa Ranch, Gardnerville, Douglas County (1872)
Stewart’s Ninety-Six Ranch, Paradise Valley, Humboldt County (1864)


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