are the requirements for Century Farms?
eligible for Century Farms, a farm must have had continuous ownership
by a family for 100 years or more. This ownership can be determined from
an abstract from a title or original records such as the original deed
or land patents. In some cases, other authentic land records are acceptable.
Contact the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Public Affairs office at 919-707-3002 if you have further questions.
Are there any benefits to becoming a Century Farm?
The Century Farms program is strictly a recognition program. While there
are no tax breaks or incentives for being part of the program, you can be proud of your family's agricultural heritage when you display your certificate and road sign. See our other resources to page to see if you can benefit from other state programs.
do I apply for Century Farms?
You can download an application or contact
the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Public
Affairs office at (919) 707-3002 to have an application sent to you. Applications
can be printed off the Internet and submitted by mail. Proof of land ownership
must be submitted with the application.
can I become a member of Century Farms?
are always being accepted for admittance into Century Farms.
relative was a member of Century Farms but now I own the farm, how do
I become a member?
not the owner, is considered part of the Century Farm program. To have
your name listed as the owner of the farm and to be included in Century
Farm activities, contact the Public Affairs office at: (919) 707-3002 or mail
to Century Farm Family Coordinator, Public Affairs Division, N.C. Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh,
NC 27699-1001. To change your contact information, please submit an update form.
often are the reunions held for Century Farm Families?
Farm Family reunions have been held every five years during the N.C. State Fair. However, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler had so much fun at the 2005 reunion that he decided to hold them more often. The next Century Farm Family reunion is slated for the 2016 State Fair.
can I get another Century Farm sign?
one Century Farm sign is given out per farm. If your sign is damaged,
contact the Public Affairs Division at 919-707-3002.
can I get a copy of the 2012 Century Farm program and directory?
Copies of the directory were mailed out after the reunion. We do have some leftover copies. If
you would like a copy of the 2012 directory, e-mail or
mail your request to the Century
Farm Coordinator, NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, 1001 Mail Service
Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1001.