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Programs To Honor State’s Farm Heritage

Programs To Honor State’s Farm Heritage
July 11, 2019 |

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is accepting applications for its Century and Heritage Farm and Bicentennial Farm programs through Aug. 30. The programs recognize family farms that played a significant role in Alabama’s history. 

A Century Farm has been in the same family continuously for at least 100 years and has current agricultural activities. It must include at least 40 acres of land and be owned by the applicant or nominee.

A Heritage Farm has been operated continuously as a family farm for at least 100 years. It must possess interesting and important historical and agricultural aspects, including one or more structures at least 40 years old. The farm must include at least 40 acres of land owned and operated by the applicant, an Alabama resident.

The ADAI also is accepting applications for the Bicentennial Farm program in honor of Alabama’s 200th birthday observance Dec. 14. The Bicentennial Farm program honors family farms that have remained in the same family for 200 years.

A Bicentennial Farm must be owned by an Alabama resident, have some current agricultural activities and be at least 40 acres. Applicants are required to complete a registration form tracing family lineage of property ownership and a description of agricultural activities.

To date, eight operations have been recognized as Bicentennial Farms.

To access application forms, visit agi.alabama.gov/u/forms-library.

 Questions? Contact Amy Belcher at (334) 240-7126 or amy.belcher@agi.alabama.gov.

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