POMEROY —Two Meigs County and three Gallia County farms are among the 850 farms in 85 counties across the state who are now registered as century farms.
The Meigs County farms on the list are those of Arthur Nease with the family line going back to 1833 and the Virgil Windon Farm whose family have owned the farm since 1869. The Gallia County farms are those of George Woodward established by the family is 1819; James Glasburn farm which has been in the family since 1842, and the J. Merrill Carter farm which was established by the family in 1878.
Anyone who can verify that a currently-owned farm has remained in their family for at least 100 consecutive years may register for recognition by the Ohio Department of Agriculture by visiting www.agri.ohio.gov and clicking on “Promotional Programs” and then “Century Farm Recognition,” or by contacting Cindy Shy in the Office of Communication at 614-752-9817 or email@example.com.
Once named to a Century Farm, a sign is given to the owner for display in the yard.
In 2011, 52 new farms were recognized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture as Century Farms. To commemorate the milestone, each family received a special certificate signed by Governor John R. Kasich and the Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture to keep with their historic documents and pass down to future generations.
None of the new farms in Meigs, Athens or Gallia Counties were added to the Century Farm list last year.