More than 40 Arkansas farms were recognized this week as Arkansas Century Farms.
During a ceremony on Monday, 46 farms were inducted into the Arkansas Century Farm program. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward were on hand to welcome the farmers and producers at the State Capitol’s rotunda.
The Arkansas Century Farm program was started by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture in 2012 to recognize the impact that agriculture and producers have on the state.
To date, 464 farms have been accepted into the program, including the 2019 farms.
To be eligible for the program, the farm must have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more by the end of a given calendar year, and the farmland being consider must constitute 10 acres or more of the original farm and still contribute to the farm’s overall income.
“How reassuring that we are adding more families to the Arkansas Century Farm Program,”Hutchinson said. “Families who have held onto their farms for generations lend a sense of continuity in a time of frequent change. These families pass down more than the knowledge of farming. They are handing down love of family and an ethic of hard work as well as a love for the land.”
The 2019 Arkansas Century Farm inductees, by county, include:
Curtis Farm (Est. 1912)
Bob & Sue Austin Farm (Est. 1919)
Edward “Eddie” Ahrent Farm (Est. 1909) E.M. Brown Farm (1908)
Henry Jones Family Farm (Est. 1884)
JK-M&M Ranch (Est. 1857) Dickson Farm (Est. 1862)
H & D Tucker Farms (Est. 1874)
Flynn Farms (Est. 1917)
Morris-Taylor Family Farm (Est. 1906) Humphries Hubble Creek Farm (Est. 1979)
Sugar Creek Farm (Est. 1906)
Chambers Farm (Est. 1862)
Marshall Farm (Est. 1884) Churchill Holler Farm (Est. 1858)
Arch Westmoreland Farm (Est. 1918)
Ragsdale Family Farm (Est. 1911) James B Whitlow Farm (Est. 1905)
Beard Family Farm (Est. 1899) Hoover Family Farm (Est. 1919)
Little River County
York Family Farm (Est. 1897)
Johns Family Farm (Est. 1883)
F.H Lyons Farm (Est. 1902 Chronister Family Farm (Est. 1918)
Rauls Family Farm (Est. 1908)
Crigger Farm (Est. 192)
Donovan Farm (Est. 1900)
Miller Bros/Flying Farmers (Est. 1872)
Henry-Franklin Farm (Est. 1890)
Sitzer Farm (Est. 1913)
Wiles Family Farm (Est. 1889)
Sickel Farms (Est. 1919) Highfill Family Farm (Est. 1915)
Beaty Old Homeplace (Est. 1889) Sehorn Farms (Est. 1919)
Grinder/Taylor Farm (Est. 1917)
Reding Farm (Est. 1886)
Sharp County Farm (Est. 1914) Simmons Family Farm (Est. 1918)
Webb Place (Est. 1919)
Mahony Farm (Est. 1918)
Troy & Donna Henson Gol & Jewell Smith Farm (Est. 1918)
Ryland Family Farm (Est. 1917) Louis Floyd Farm (Est. 1879)