The West Virginia Century Farm Program is designed to recognize those families who have been farming the same tract of land for at least 100 years.
A Century Farm is one that has been in continuous operation by the same family for 100 years or more. A family member must live on the farm or must be an integral part of the day-to-day operation of the farm enterprise. The farm must consist of at least 10 acres of the original holdings and gross more than $1,000 annually from farm products.
Line of ownership from the first family member owning the land may be through wives, husbands, children, brothers, nephews or nieces.
Anyone who is interested in having a farm designated as a West Virginia Century Farm is asked to contact the Tygarts Valley Conservation District office at 304-457-3026 for an application.
Applications are due to the office by April 1.