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Louisiana Century Farm Program

Get your family farm recognized

The Louisiana Century Farm Program recognizes Louisiana’s farmers, ranchers, and forestry landowners who have owned family farmland for 100 years or more. The program seeks to honor the contributions to our state’s rich agricultural heritage while encouraging the preservation and commitment to farm families.

Each year, we recognize and salute the efforts of these family farms. After all, a farm is so much more than merely land and crops... it's a family's heritage and hard work, their past, present, and future.

The program is proudly sponsored by the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry LDAF), Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, and the Louisiana Land Bank.

There is no cost to sign up, and no money is given to award recipients. The distinction does, however, recognize your farm, your family’s legacy, and your farm’s historical relevance to your local area.

Program requirements:

  1. Farm must have been in the family continuously for at least 100 years.

  2. Farm must still include at least 20 acres of the original founder’s land.

  3. At least one owner must be a resident of Louisiana.

  4. Farm must produce at least $1,000 annually in farming income.*

* Tree farms are exceptions to this requirement .

Those interested in participating in the program are encouraged to apply during the annual application process which takes place each fall. Honorees are typically recognized at a special presentation during the annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Convention each summer.

  • Complete an application and submit any required documents. (Application signature must be witnessed and documented by a Notary Public.)

  • Upon review and verification of your application, an LDAF representative will contact you regarding next steps.

Program guidelines and application

Visit the LSU AgCenter page for more information: Century Farm Program

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