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Georgia's latest Centennial Farms inducted

Posted on November 10, 2019 12:00 AM

Seventeen family farms were honored during the annual Georgia Centennial Farm Awards Ceremony held Oct. 4 at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.

Farm owners and their historic properties were recognized in an event hosted by the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, Georgia Farm Bureau Federation, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia EMC, Georgia Forestry Commission, and Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.

All farms recognized have continuously operated for 100 years or more. The Georgia Centennial Farm Program has recognized more than 565 farms since its inception in 1993.

Farms may be recognized with one of three awards. The Centennial Heritage Farm Award honors farms owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The Centennial Family Farm Award recognizes farms owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more that are not listed in the NRHP.

The Centennial Farm Award does not require continual family ownership, but farms must be at least 100 years old and listed in the NRHP.

Interested in nominating a farm?

Farm owners interested in nominating a farm for recognition in 2020 should visit to download an application or contact Allison Asbrock at 770-389-7868 or The postmark deadline for applications is May 1 each year.





Centennial Farm Award

Lamb Family Farm, Candler County


Centennial Family Farm Award

 Chambers Family Farm, Banks County

 Benjamin, David & Annie Brannen Nessmith Family Farm, Bulloch County

 Bell Plantation, Calhoun County

 Edwards Family Farm, Cherokee County

 W.T. Willis Homeplace, Colquitt County

 Moss Farms Inc., Colquitt County

W.P. Sloan, Sr. Farm, Colquitt County

Fort Padgett, Cook County

 Blevins Farm, Dade County

 Gaines Place/Eavenson’s Farm, Elbert County

 Green-Pettit Family Farm, Hall County

 Pretty Pond Plantation, Inc., Mitchell County

 Thompson Farms, Richmond County

 Mayo Cattle Company, Stewart County

 Jimmy F. Daniels Farm, Sumter County

Wiley Farm, Walton County