Arkansas Century Farm Program 

  • Century Farm  Program Guidelines  
  • 2016 Century Farm Application
    (Please download and save the application in order to complete online).

     

    In 2012, the Arkansas Agriculture Department began the Arkansas Century Farm program to honor Arkansas farm families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. These farms embody Arkansas’s rich agricultural heritage and highlight the deep family ties and historical relevance of agriculture in the Natural State.

    Being part of Century Farms is more than receiving a sign. For 2015, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward personally recognized
    each new inductee during a special inductee ceremony at the state Capitol (pictured above with the Beckham Family of Stone County). Agriculture continues as Arkansas’s leading industry, and state leaders work hard to honor the long history and continuing tradition of agriculture, and the people that make this industry successful and thriving in Arkansas.

    Since 2012, 297 Arkansas farms and families have been inducted into the Century Farms Program, 58 of which were added in 2015. See Century Farm inductees, by year, below:


    2012 Century Farms
     
    2013 Century Farms
     
    2014 Century Farms

    2015 Century Farms


    The Arkansas Century Farm Program is a voluntary 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 or to participate in the program. Successful applicants receive a special certificate and a metal sign identifying their historical farm.