Agriculture: More than 100 historic farms were recognized in the state last year, ODA announced. In 2014, 104 new century or bicentennial farms owned by the same family for at least 100 or 200 consecutive years were added to a list of more than 1,100 such properties in the state, according to a department release. The owners of the farms each received a certificate signed by Gov. John Kasich and ODA Director Dave Daniels. "These historic farms are the foundation of Ohio's agriculture industry," Mr. Daniels said. "The families have withstood the test of time, often through adversity, to provide us with life's essentials. We owe them a debt of gratitude." Any farm owner that can verify ownership information that meets ODA's historical criteria can register to have their property added to the list of historic farms, the department said.