Has your farm been family owned for more than 100 years? Then your family maybe interested in joining the Century Farm Family program, and are encouraged to apply for membership to be included in the printed 2012 Century Farm Directory by August 1.
Members of the program are invited to the Century Farm Family reunion at the N.C. State Fair on Wednesday, October 17. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in Dorton Arena, and attendees will receive a copy of the 2012 directory.
The reunion, held every four years, honors the heritage of farms that have been owned continuously by the same family for at least 100 years. There are more than 1,600 Century Farms in North Carolina. All counties except Dare and Swain have a Century Farm.
“The family farm is the backbone of North Carolina agriculture,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “I want to encourage every eligible farm owner to recognize their family’s history by registering as a Century Farm Family and by joining us at the State Fair for a reunion to remember.”
For more information and to fill out an application, visit the Century Farms website at www.ncagr.com/paffairs/century.
Goldsboro Daily News. Amy Roux, Curtis Media 2012