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VIRGINIA CENTURY FARM PROGRAM

Century Farm Logo.Honoring the Enduring Spirit of Agriculture and Virginia's Farm Families

Since the first settlers landed at Jamestown over 400 years ago and planted crops to sustain themselves through the winters to come, agriculture has been at the heart of Virginia. Our Commonwealth’s traditions and values stem from this heritage and from those Founding Fathers of our state and our nation, many of whom were farmers themselves.

Today, descendants of these first farmers continue to produce food and fiber on the same land as their forefathers. As established in the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Century Farm Program recognizes and honors those farms that have been in operation for at least 100 consecutive years and the generations of Virginia farm families whose diligent and dedicated efforts have maintained these farms, provided nourishment to their fellow citizens and contributed so greatly to the economy of the Commonwealth.

Recognition
In recognition of their designation as a Virginia Century Farm, families will receive a certificate signed by the Governor and the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and a sign appropriate for outdoor display. In addition, the name of the farm and its owners will be posted on the Department’s Internet site.

For more information contact:
Andrew V. Sorrell, AICP
804.786.1906, FAX: 804.371.7786
andrew.sorrell@vdacs.virginia.gov

Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP)

Virginia Century Farms To Date - 1,309

These 1,309 farms have been recognized as Virginia Century Farms. The information is listed by locality, and includes the farm name and the farm owners when the Century Farm recognition originally was bestowed.
Updated December 17, 2014.

A-C D-L M-R S-Y
Accomack 15
Albemarle10
Alleghany 1
Amelia 9
Amelia/Nottaway 1
Amherst 13
Appomattox 10
Augusta 51
Bath 1
Bedford 23
Bland 13
Botetourt 11
Brunswick 9
Buchanan 1
Buckingham 3
Campbell 27
Campbell-Amherst 1
Campbell-Bedford 2
Caroline 7
Carroll 18
Charles City 3
Charlotte 23
Chesapeake 4
Chesterfield 6
Clarke 4
Craig 6
Culpeper 10
Cumberland 18
Dinwiddie 25
Essex
4
Fauquier18
Floyd 8
Fluvanna 8
Franklin 37
Frederick 14
Giles 8
Gloucester 5
Goochland 2
Grayson 14
Greene 2
Greensville 4
Halifax 36
Hanover 27
Henrico 4
Henry 2
Highland 11
Isle of Wight 39
James City 2
King George 5
King and Queen 4
King William 4
Lancaster 8
Lee 11
Loudoun 20
Louisa 26
Lunenburg 17
Lynchburg
1
Madison 18
Mathews 3
Mecklenburg 27
Middlesex 6
Montgomery 4
Nelson10
New Kent 5
Northampton 6
Northumberland 20
Nottoway 12
Orange 8
Page 15
Patrick 22
Petersburg 1
Pittsylvania 15
Poquoson 1
Powhatan 2
Prince Edward 11
Prince George 13
Prince William 1
Pulaski 2
Rappahannock 3
Richmond (county) 11
Richmond/Northumberland 1
Roanoke 3
Rockbridge 13
Rockingham
54
Russell 36
Scott 17
Shenandoah 36
Smyth 15
Southampton 86
Spotsylvania 4
Stafford 5
Suffolk 24
Surry 27
Surry/Sussex 1
Sussex 29
Tazewell 11
Virginia Beach 4
Warren 5
Washington 13
Westmoreland 28
Wise 4
Wythe 14
York 1

Criteria for Century Farm Eligibility

A farm must meet the criteria determined by the Virginia General Assembly to be certified as a Virginia Century Farm:

Virginia Century Farm Application

Click here for the Virginia Century Farm application. Please complete the application form, have it notarized and mail it to the following address: Virginia Century Farm Program, Office of Farmland Preservation, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 102 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219
NO APPLICATION FEE IS REQUIRED
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