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Century Farm Families honored at reunion at the N.C. State Fair.

By on October 19, 2021

Summary: Yesterday we honored families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more in what we called the 50th + One Anniversary of the Century Farm Family program. A total of 1,970 farms are classified as Century Farms.

Century Farm Spotlight: Warriors Ridge Farm’s lasting legacy

By on October 6, 2021

To say that Wade Reid was born into farming would be true. His 450-acre farm, named Warriors Ridge, has been in his family since at least 1717, although many of the official records from the farm that would have dated

Century Farm Feature: Wakelon Angus Farms

By on August 9, 2021

Wakelon Angus Farms in Zebulon can trace its history back not just a century, but over two centuries. The farm, which is owned and operated by the Fowler family, can trace its history back to 1743, making the farm 278

Century Farm Feature: Ogburn Berries & Produce

By on July 17, 2021

Ogburn Berries & Produce is a family-owned strawberry and produce farm in Willow Spring in Johnston County. The farm is currently operated by 4th generation farmer, Sim Ogburn. The farm was bought in the early 1900s by Sim’s great-grandfather, Simeon

Century Old Farm Turned Wedding Venue

By on June 3, 2021

The Barn at Cranberry Creek is an incredibly stunning wedding venue located in Boonville in Yadkin County. It opened just four years ago in the spring of 2018 by three brothers, Darin, Dwayne and Neil Brown. The three brothers, however,

Century Farm offers a sweet treat

By on December 2, 2020

In the 1840s, Evva Hanes’ great-grandfather purchased the land that would be home to his family for over 100 years. The land continued to be passed down through the years, becoming the property of Evva and her siblings in the

50 Days of Century Farms – A virtual celebration honoring 50 years of the Century Farm program

By on October 26, 2020

The Century Farm program is celebrating 50 years within the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The program strives to celebrate the hard work and achievements of North Carolina families who have kept their farm under family operation

Mitchell County Century Farm known for its molasses

By on October 21, 2020

In 1796, Hugh Harrell planted the roots of a family farm in Bakersville that would grow with love over the centuries. Harrell Hill Farms has produced a variety of products throughout time, but the family has always valued education and

Grapes galore at Cleveland County Century Farm

By on September 3, 2020

Located in Cleveland County, Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery operates on farmland that has been in the Baker family for quite some time. Ann Edwards, an owner of the vineyard, said her grandfather first used the family’s farmland, growing

Surry County Century Farm attracts a crowd each summer

By on July 27, 2020

Since the late 1700s, the Key family has reaped the benefits of the same land in Surry county, whether that be through farming or other business ventures. Following the Revolutionary War, Martin Rice Key moved from Virginia to North Carolina,