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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 nearly 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:
Kevin Schmidt
804.786.1346, FAX: 804.371.7786
kevin.schmidt@vdacs.virginia.gov

Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP)

Virginia Century Farms To Date - 1,254

These 1,254 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 July 29, 2013.

A-C D-L M-R S-Y
Accomack
Albemarle
Alleghany
Amelia
Amherst
Appomattox
Augusta
Bath
Bedford
Bland
Botetourt
Brunswick
Buchanan
Buckingham
Campbell
Campbell-Amherst
Campbell-Bedford
Caroline
Carroll
Charles City
Charlotte
Chesapeake
Chesterfield
Clarke
Craig
Culpeper
Cumberland
Dinwiddie
Essex

Fauquier
Floyd
Fluvanna
Franklin
Frederick
Giles
Gloucester
Goochland
Grayson
Greene
Greensville
Halifax
Hanover
Henrico
Henry
Highland
Isle of Wight
James City
King George
King and Queen
King William
Lancaster
Lee
Loudoun
Louisa
Lunenburg
Lynchburg

Madison
Mathews
Mecklenburg
Middlesex
Montgomery
Nelson
New Kent
Northampton
Northumberland
Nottoway
Orange
Page
Patrick
Petersburg
Pittsylvania
Poquoson
Powhatan
Prince Edward
Prince George
Prince William
Pulaski
Rappahannock
Richmond (county)
Richmond/Northumberland
Roanoke
Rockbridge
Rockingham

Russell
Scott
Shenandoah
Smyth
Southampton
Spotsylvania
Stafford
Suffolk
Surry
Surry/Sussex
Sussex
Tazewell
Virginia Beach
Warren
Washington
Westmoreland
Wise
Wythe
York

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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