Elaine Evans / Tuesday, April 24, 2018 / Categories: General News Ebers property named state Centennial Farm The Illinois Department of Agriculture has designated the Chad Ebers farm near Chester as a Centennial Farm. To qualify as a Centennial Farm, a straight or collateral line of descendants must have owned the property for at least 100 years. The Centennial Farm program helps to reinforce that family farming remains a viable entity in Illinois agriculture. The Illinois Centennial Farms program has recognized more than 9,000 farms since its inception in the early 1970s. Previous Article Illinois Heritage, March–April 2018 Next Article A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society Print 1379 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Agriculture Farms Please login or register to post comments.