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, 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.
Farm must have been in the family continuously for at least 100 years.
Farm must still include at least 20 acres of the original founder’s land.
At least one owner must be a resident of Louisiana.
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. You'll need to complete an application, submit any required documents, and have the application signature witnessed and documented by a Notary Public. Next, the application committee will review and verify your application, and a representative from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will contact you regarding next steps.