Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward inducted 46 Arkansas farms into the Arkansas Century Farm Program at the State Capitol on Monday, October 28th. Among those, two from Scott County and one from Sebastian County.
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Century Farm Program recognizes the state’s rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years.
The Beaty Old Homeplace, established in 1889, and Sehorn Farms, established in 1919, were two of the Century Farms honored in Scott County. The Reding Farm, established in 1886, was honored as a Century Farm in Sebastian County.
“Thanks to all who came out to support farmers and the Arkansas Century Farms Program,” proclaimed Hutchinson.
In order to qualify as a Century Farm, the legal owner of the property must apply for the program. The farm must have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more by the end of the calendar year. Also, the land under consideration must be 10 acres or more of the original farm and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.
Auditor of State Andrea Lea said “Congratulations to the 2019 Arkansas Century Farm Inductees. Thank you for your contributions to the agriculture industry. You are part of what makes Arkansas a great state!”