Steven Moffson, Centennial Farm Awards Committee Chair
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The Georgia Centennial Farm Program was developed in 1992 to distinguish family farms that have contributed to preserving Georgia's agricultural history by maintaining working family farms for more than 100 years. The program has recognized 426 farms around the state. It is administered by the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Georgia Farm Bureau Federation; Georgia Department of Agriculture; Georgia Forestry Commission; and the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter.
Each year, qualifying farms are recognized at the opening day of the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. During the awards luncheon, 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.
2012 Georgia Centennial Farms
A Georgia Centennial Heritage Farm Award was presented to Phillips Family Farm, Murray County
The following 24 farms received Georgia Centennial Family Farm Awards:
Herrington Farm, Appling County
Boring and Brooks Estate, Banks County
E. S. Dorminy Home Place and Farm, Berrien County
Skipper Farms, Bibb County
Fordham Brothers Farm, Bleckley County
Lodge Farm, Brooks County
Hendricks Farm at Turner Crossing, Candler County
Triple "C" Farms, Candler County
White Oak Pastures, Clay County
Futch Farm, Cook County
Greene Farm, Crisp County
Pineland Farms, Dodge County
Gilliard Farms, Glynn County
Curryville Centennial Farm and Arena, Gordon County
Clark-Harrell Family Farm, Grady County
Reagan Farm, Grady County
Echols Jaemor Farm, Hall County
Shirley Farm, Jackson County
Fountain Family Farm, Johnson County
McAllister Farm, Marion County
Zellobee Farm, Marion County
Baker/Dorminey Farm, Tift County
Oliver Farm, Wilcox County
Henry Clayton Gibbs Farm, Worth County
See photos on our Flickr page.
2012 Georgia Centennial Farm Awards program
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.