Century & Heritage Farm Applications Being Accepted in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI)

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The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has announced they are now accepting applications for their annual Century & Heritage Farm and Bicentennial Farm programs. These programs are designed to help recognize and celebrate family farms that have significantly impacted Alabama history and agriculture.

A Century Farm is one that has been in the same family continuously for at least 100 years and currently has agricultural activities on the farm. The farm must include at least 40 acres of land and be owned by the applicant or nominee.

A Heritage Farm is one that has been operated continuously as a family farm for at least 100 years. The farm must possess significant historical and agricultural aspects, including one or more structures at least 40 years old. The farm must also include at least 40 acres of land owned and operated by the applicant, who must reside in Alabama.


ADAI is also accepting applications for the Bicentennial Farm program. The Bicentennial Farm program recognizes farms that have been owned and operated by the same family for 200 years or more. The farm must be at least 40 acres in size, owned by an Alabama resident and have current agricultural activities.

If your farm meets the qualifications for any of these programs, contact Amy Belcher at 334-240-7126 or by email amy.belcher@agi.alabama.gov to receive an application. Applications are also available on the ADAI website. All applications and appropriate Ownership Registration Forms must be completed and submitted to ADAI by August 26, 2022.

2022 Alabama Century and Heritage Farm Application
2022 Bicentennial Farm Application