Georgia Centennial Farm application deadline is May 1, 2023
Farms hold a central role in the heritage of our state, having formed the economic, cultural, and family foundation for generations of Georgians. Some farms have been continuously operating for over 100 years and deserve recognition for their historical importance. This year the Georgia Centennial Farm Program celebrates its 30th year of honoring the contributions of farm families throughout Georgia.
The Georgia Centennial Farm Program was created to draw attention to historic farms and to encourage their preservation. Since 1993, the program has recognized over 700 farms around the state. Nominees must be a working farm with a minimum of 10 acres of the original purchase, actively involved in agricultural production, and must generate at least $1,000 in annual farm-generated income. In addition, farms must have been continuously farmed by members of the same family for at least 100 years. Qualifying Georgia Centennial Farms are honored each October at an awards ceremony at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry.
The Georgia Centennial Farm Program is administered by the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs; Georgia Farm Bureau Federation; Georgia Department of Agriculture; Georgia EMC; Georgia National Fair and Agricenter; and UGA Cooperative Extension.
For more information, contact Rose Mayo, Historic Preservation Division Outreach Coordinator, at 404-486-6378 or at email@example.com. The postmark deadline for applications is May 1 of each year.
Applications are available online at https://www.dca.ga.gov/georgia-historic-preservation-division/historic-resources/centennial-farms