More than 1,500 agricultural sites recognized as Virginia Century Farms, including 72 in the Northern Neck

On Virginia’s Century Farms, the work may not look the same as it did 100 years ago, but the dedication to the land and the passion for farming does.

A state program established by the General Assembly in 1997 recognizes those properties in the official record, with 1,513 farms officially designated as Virginia Century Farms, reported the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.

Jennifer Perkins, coordinator of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services VADACS) Office of Farmland Preservation, said there are more farms that qualify.

“Agriculture is such an essential part of who we are….

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