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On July 23, 1987 Governor Michael N. Castle announced the establishment of the Delaware Century Farm program. This program honors Delaware farm families who have owned the same farmland for one hundred years or longer.
New Century Farm Award recipients are recognized by the Secretary of Agriculture at an annual presentation ceremony. Each family receives an engraved pewter tray and a certificate suitable for framing. The name of the farm and owners are also engraved on large recognition plaques on display at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village and the Delaware Department of Agriculture.
If you believe your farm qualifies, submit an application with the questions answered to the best of your ability (there may be certain questions you cannot answer.)
For further information, please contact the Agland Preservation section at the Delaware Department of Agriculture at 302-698-4500.
Note: TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service number at (800) 232-5460 for assistance.