The Georgia Centennial Farm Program was developed in 1993 to distinguish family farms that have contributed to preserving Georgia's agricultural history by maintaining working farms for more than 100 years. The program has recognized 482 farms around the state. It is administered by the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in a partnership with the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation; Georgia Department of Agriculture; Georgia Forestry Commission; and the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter. It is sponsored in part by Georgia EMC.
Each year, qualifying farms are recognized at the opening day of the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. During the awards presentation, farm owners receive a Georgia Centennial Farm certificate of honor signed by the governor.
For 2015, the following 13 farms will receive Georgia Centennial Family Farm Awards:
The 2015 recipients will be honored at a reception during the Georgia National Fair in Perry on October 9.
Photos and descriptions of previous recipients are available on our Flickr page.
The Centennial Farm Program was the subject of a 2013 episode of Georgia Outdoors on Georgia Public Broadcasting - click here to watch online.