“Through obstacles and challenges you have maintained your commitment to your farm and to your family. When families are strong, our communities are strong, and our state is strong” said Governor Hutchinson to the Century Farm Families at the 2017 Induction Ceremony at the State Capitol.
Including new inductees, 376 farms are currently recognized as Arkansas Century Farms. The 40 newest inductees (2017) are located in the following 27 counties: Arkansas, Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Columbia, Craighead, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Jefferson, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Marion, Montgomery, Newton/Searcy, Pope, Prairie, Sebastian, Sharp, Stone, Union, White, and Woodruff.
For questions about the Arkansas Century Farm Program, contact Mary Elizabeth Lea.
To qualify, farms must meet the following criteria:
The same family must have owned the farm for 100 years by December 31, 2017. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage and adoption.
The farm must be at least 10 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.