The Michigan Centennial Farm Association (MCFA) is an affinity group of certified Centennial Farm owners that was established in 1955. The Historical Society of Michigan operates the Centennial Farm Program and certifies farms. Over 6,000 Centennial and Sesquicentennial Farms have been certified since the program’s inception in 1948.
The purpose of the MCFA is to promote the Centennial Farm Program; to encourage the development of rural life in Michigan; to promote the history of local communities; and to carry out educational programs in cooperation with farmers, organizations, and other institutions.
The MCFA serves as an information channel for Centennial Farm families. It publishes a semiannual newsletter, holds an annual meeting and elects a board of directors each Spring, and sponsors a number of regional events. The MCFA also awards annual college scholarships each year to members of association families who are pursuing careers in fields related to agriculture.