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 March - April 2018 Next Article A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society Print 1127 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Agriculture Farms Please login or register to post comments.