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This Centennial Farm in Colorado has been in the family for five generations

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Walter's 100th
Courtesy of Amen Family/Jennifer Pierce
The Amen family gathered in 2022 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Walter Amen, whose parents founded Amen Angus Farms in northeastern Colorado in 1915. The operation was recently designated a Colorado Centennial Farm and Walter Amen was named a Centennial Farmer. He died in July, 2023 at age 101.

History Colorado has named Amen Angus Farms a 2023 Centennial Farm, an award that recognizes more than 100 years of operation by a single family. The farm was established in northeastern Colorado in 1915 and five generations of the clan have worked there.

One of the family's patriarchs, Walter Amen, was named a Centennial Farmer, a title that goes to people who are at least 100 years old and have farmed in the state for most of their lives. Amen died earlier this year at age 101. Colorado Matters host Chandra Thomas Whitfield spoke with Amen's granddaughter, Wendy Lewis.