LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Agriculture Department announced on Tuesday that 102 Arkansas farms will be designated as Arkansas Century Farms.
Arkansas Century Farm signs and certificates will be presented to owners of the farms at five locations around the state the week of November 18-22.
The Arkansas Century Farm program is a program that recognizes Arkansas's rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The program is voluntary, and places no restrictions on the land and requires no fee.
To qualify, farms must have been owned by the same family for 100 years by December 31, 2013. Also, the farm must be at least 10 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.