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June 17, 2003   Email to Friend 

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR HERITAGE FARMS
Jeff Helms
(334) 613-4212
June 17, 2003

MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is now accepting applications for the 2003 Century and Heritage Farm program.

This program is designed to recognize and honor farms that have been in operation as family farms for a long period of time and that have played a significant role in Alabama history.

A Century Farm is one that has been in the same family continuously for at least 100 years and currently has some agricultural activities on the farm. The farm must include at least forty acres of land and be owned by the applicant or nominee.

A Heritage Farm is one that has been operated continuously as a family farm for at least 100 years. The farm must possess interesting and important historical and agricultural aspects, including one or more structures that is least forty years old. The farm must include at least forty acres of land, which is owned and operated by the applicant, who must reside in Alabama.

All applicants must complete an Ownership Registration Form supplied by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

If you feel your farm meets the above qualifications and you would like an application or if you have any questions about the program please contact Amy Belcher at 334/240-7126. The application deadline for the 2003 Century and Heritage Farm program is August 29, 2003.


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