CENTURY FARMS RECOGNIZED

CENTURY FARMS RECOGNIZED

Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 6:22 am

CENTURY FARMS RECOGNIZED
CENTURY FARMS RECOGNIZED — The Tennessee Century Farms Program was created in 1975 by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture as part of the nation’s bicentennial celebration. The program continues to be a recognition and documentary effort that honors the dedication and contributions of families that have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. After 30 years, the statewide program has 1,323 certified farms. The Obion County Fair recognized 27 families that have maintained an interest in a family farm in Obion County for 100 years or more. Among those recognized at the 2010 Obion County Fair were (from left) Jane Wildee Weeks (Hailey Hill Farm), Frank Hutchison (Hutchison Farm), Robert Whitesell (Whitesell Farm), Richard Key Drewery (Key Farm), Mike Holman (Robert Holman Farm), Bill Foster (Foster Farm), Robert Holman (Holman Farm), Mary L. and Millie Critchlow (Caldwell Farm), Buddy Roberts (Roberts Farm), Laverne Griffin Forrester (Griffin Farm), Rob Joyner (Joyner Farms), Martha Hutchinson (Foulks Hutchinson Farm), George Wade (Frances H. Wade Farm), Nettie B. Moore (Frances H. Wade Farm), Jimmy Lloyd (Lloyds’ Shore Farm),  Mike Hampton (Hampton Farms), Donald McGaugh (McGaugh Farm), Johnny Key (Key Farm). Present, but not pictured, is Alpha Worrell (Roach Farm)

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