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Arkansas Century Farm Program

The Arkansas Century Farm Program recognizes Arkansas’s rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The program is administered by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture (Department).

The Arkansas Century Farm Program is a voluntary program as each family chooses whether to submit an application and participate in the program. The program places no restrictions on the farm and offers no legal protection. There is no cost to the family to submit an application and participate in the program. Successful applicants receive a personalized certificate and metal sign identifying their historical farm.

Qualifications

  • Only the legal owner (s) of the property may apply for the Arkansas Century Farm Program.
  • The farm must have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more by the end of the calendar year.
  • The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through spouses, children, siblings, or nephews and nieces. Adopted children will be recognized equally with other descendants.
  • The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through spouses, children, siblings, or nephews and nieces. Adopted children will be recognized equally with other descendants.
  • The farm must be at least 10 acres of the original land and make a financial contribution to the farm’s income.

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted on official forms provided by the Department with all questions completed.
  • Applications must be complete, legible and signed to be considered.
  • All applications must include verification of ownership for 100 years.

For questions about the Arkansas Century Farm Program:
Contact: Program Manager Beth Moore by email beth.moore.agriculture.arkansas.gov or call (501) 539-4027.

Arkansas Century Farm Application Links

Century Farm Inductees

Ceremony Photos

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