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Centennial Farms

Lynn Speno
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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. 

2016 Centennial Farm Awards application - May 1, 2016 is the postmark deadline for applications.

For 2015, the following 13 farms will receive Georgia Centennial Family Farm Awards:

  • Boyd-McLocklin Farm, Barrow County
  • Harville Family Farm, Bulloch County
  • Traders Hill Farm, Charlton County
  • Chambless Farm, Colquitt County
  • Benefield Farm, Gwinnett County
  • Martin Dairy Farm, Lamar County
  • Georgia Gregory Terry Farm, Murray County
  • Hickory Hill Farm, Oglethorpe County
  • Renfroe Hill Farm LLLP, Stewart County
  • Grace Acres Farm, Wayne County
  • J.O. Rees-Dillard Farm, Webster County
  • Pope Cattle Farm, Wilkes County
  • Pinkney Farm, Worth County

 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.

List of all past recipients 1993-2015  

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

Learn more about historic resources related to agriculture.