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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.

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

Office of Farmland Preservation (OFP)

Virginia Century Farms To Date - 1,332

These 1,332 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 November 3, 2015.

Accomack 15
Alleghany 1
Amelia 10
Amelia/Nottaway 1
Amherst 14
Appomattox 10
Augusta 53
Bath 1
Bedford 25
Bland 13
Botetourt 11
Brunswick 9
Buchanan 1
Buckingham 3
Campbell 27
Campbell-Amherst 1
Campbell-Bedford 2
Caroline 7
Carroll 20
Charles City 3
Charlotte 23
Chesapeake 4
Chesterfield 6
Clarke 4
Craig 6
Culpeper 10
Cumberland 18
Dinwiddie 26
Floyd 8
Fluvanna 8
Franklin 39
Frederick 14
Giles 8
Gloucester 5
Goochland 2
Grayson 14
Greene 2
Greensville 4
Halifax 36
Hanover 27
Henrico 4
Henry 2
Highland 13
Isle of Wight 39
James City 2
King George 5
King and Queen 4
King William 4
Lancaster 8
Lee 12
Loudoun 20
Louisa 26
Lunenburg 17
Madison 18
Mathews 3
Mecklenburg 27
Middlesex 6
Montgomery 4
New Kent 5
Northampton 6
Northumberland 20
Nottoway 12
Orange 8
Page 15
Patrick 23
Petersburg 1
Pittsylvania 16
Poquoson 1
Powhatan 3
Prince Edward 11
Prince George 13
Prince William 1
Pulaski 2
Rappahannock 3
Richmond (county) 11
Richmond/Northumberland 1
Roanoke 3
Rockbridge 13
Russell 36
Scott 18
Shenandoah 38
Smyth 15
Southampton 88
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
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