Century & Heritage Farm Program

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries has administered the Century and Heritage Farm program since 1976. The program honors family farms that have been in operation over 100 years and played a significant role in Alabama's history. To date, more than 700 farms have been recognized from all across the state.

A Century Farm is one that has been in the same family continuously for at least 100 years and currently has some agricultural activities on the farm. The farm must include at least forty acres of land and be owned by the applicant or nominee.

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

All applicants must complete an Ownership Registration Form supplied by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. If your farm meets the above qualifications and you would like an application or if you have any questions about the program, please contact Amy Belcher at (334) 240-7126 or by e-mail amy.belcher@agi.alabama.gov.

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The Alabama Century and Heritage Farm Program is designed to recognize and honor farms that have been in operation as a family farm over a long period of time and have played a significant role in Alabama history.

Contacts

Amy Belcher - Communications Director
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36107-1123
Phone: 334-240-7126
Fax: 334-240-7190
amy.belcher@agi.alabama.gov

Laura Jean McCurdy - Communications Specialist
Phone: 334-240-7127
Fax: 334-240-7190
laurajean.mccurdy@agi.alabama.gov

Since 1977, more than 600 family farms have been recognized for their longevity and role in Alabama history. Click on the link below to see all farms that have been designated as Alabama Century and or Heritage Farms.


Bicentennial Farm Program

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries began the Bicentennial Farm program in 2017. The program honors family farms that have been in operation over 200 years and played a significant role in Alabama's history. To date, only 13 farms have been recognized in the state.

A Bicentennial Farm is one that has been in the same family for at least 200 years and currently has some agricultural activities on the farm. The farm must include at least forty acres of land and be owned by the applicant or nominee, who must reside in Alabama.

All applicants must complete an Ownership Registration Form supplied by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. If your farm meets the above qualifications and you would like an application or if you have any questions about the program, please contact Amy Belcher at (334) 240-7126 or by e-mail amy.belcher@agi.alabama.gov.

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