Centennial Farms

Charlie Miller, Centennial Farm Program committee chair
770-389-7868 or charlie.miller@dnr.state.ga.us

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 469 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. 

Centennial Farm Awards application - May 1 of each year is the postmark deadline for applications.

The Centennial Farm Program was the subject of a 2013 episode of Georgia Outdoors on Georgia Public Broadcasting - click here to watch online.

2014 Georgia Centennial Farms

Georgia Centennial Family Farm
Dr. James Henry Carter Farm, Bacon County
Cooper Family Farm, Burke County
Zean William Kirkland Farm, Coffee County
Titus Stephens Centennial Farm, Dougherty County
Triple J Farms, Effingham County
County Line Farm, Greene & Taliaferro counties
Sunrise Farm on the Soque, Habersham County
The Wiley Farm, Hall County
Moore Farm, Lowndes County
Southern Pecan Orchards, Macon County
Brady-Dillard Farm, Marion County
Briarpatch Farm, Putnam County
Opie Farm, Screven County
Seckinger/Odom Farm, Tattnall County
Wilson Farm, Taylor County
Brookshire Farm, Union County
Malcom Family Farm, Walton County
W.W. Seaton Home Place Farm, Whitfield County

Photos and descriptions of each farm are on our Flickr page.

2013 Georgia Centennial Farms
Press release

Photos and descriptions of each farm are on our Flickr page.

2012 Georgia Centennial Farms
Georgia’s Centennial Farms honored at Georgia National Fair - October 2012
See photos on our Flickr page.

The Peyton Farm in Banks County is owned by Bruce Peyton. The original 139 acres was purchased in 1892 by Henry H. Peyton, grandfather of Bruce Peyton.  In the early days, the farm raised chickens, hogs and milk cows.  Today, the farm raises cattle and hogs and produces hay, vegetables, grapes and honey. This photo from Sheila Neave is the first picture we have seen of one our signs displayed on a farm. Over 270 more signs were distributed across the state in 2012.  


Read about the 2011 honorees in Twenty-two Farms Receive Georgia Centennial Farm Awards in the October 2011 edition of Preservation Posts and see photos on our Flickr page.

Twenty Farms Receive Georgia Centennial Farm Awards - October 2010
See photos on our Flickr page.

A Celebration of Georgia's Historic Farms - November 2009 

List of all past recipients 1993-2012.  

Learn more about historic resources related to agriculture.