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      Historic farms to be recognized at Missouri event

      Missouri farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years will be recognized at an event in southwest Missouri.

      The "Salute to Century Farms" is being held Tuesday night at the Round Barn Event Center east of Ash Grove. The site features a barn built in 1880 that is thought to be the earliest round barn in Missouri.

      Besides recognizing century farms, an assistant dean of agriculture extension at the University of Missouri will discuss the 100 year history of Cooperative Extension and the challenges facing family farms in the coming 15 to 20 years.

      The event also will include music, food and a silent auction that will raise money for the Greene County Extension.