March 23, 2023

Arkansas Century Farm Program provides 37 farms

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward and the Arkansas Division of Agriculture inducted 37 extra Arkansas farms into the Arkansas Century Farm Program Monday (Oct. 3).

The Arkansas Century Farm program acknowledges Arkansas farms of 10 acres or extra owned by the identical household for not less than 100 years. The Arkansas Division of Agriculture started the Century Farm program in 2012 to focus on the contributions of those households to the agriculture trade in addition to their general contributions to the state.

Agriculture is Arkansas’ largest trade, contributing greater than $19 billion to the state’s financial system yearly and offering one among each seven jobs within the state. Arkansas persistently ranks within the prime 25 nationally within the manufacturing of greater than 16 agricultural commodities.

“Agriculture is Arkansas’ No. 1 trade. Farmers are the energy of our state. To be a farmer takes nice perseverance. Nobody is extra optimistic than a farmer, Nobody perseveres extra. The households which have held the identical farm for 100 years or extra reveal that,” Gov. Hutchinson mentioned. “Farm households are important for our financial system, however you are also a part of the material of our state. Congratulations to this yr’s Century Farm Households.”

563 farms are at the moment acknowledged as Arkansas Century Farms all through the state.

The 37 newly inducted Century Farms are positioned within the following 25 counties: Arkansas, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clark, Cleveland, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Independence, Izard, Lincoln, Lonoke, Newton, Perry, Prairie, Pulaski, Searcy, Van Buren, and White.

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An inventory of Arkansas Century Farms will be discovered at this hyperlink.