GFB News Magazine
Georgia's latest Centennial Farms inducted
Posted on November 9, 2019 7:00 PM
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 www.georgiacentennialfarms.org to download an application or contact Allison Asbrock at 770-389-7868 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The postmark deadline for applications is May 1 each year.
2019 CENTENNIAL FARMS
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