The newest inductees in Arkansas’s Century Farm Program include a pair from Searcy County. The two are among 30 farms inducted into the Program at the State Capitol earlier this month.
The two farms in Searcy County honored are the Massey Family Farm, established in 1874, and the Wright-O’Neal-Massey Family Farm, established in 1881.
The Arkansas Century Farm program recognizes Arkansas farms of 10 acres or more owned by the same family for at least 100 years. Arkansas Department of Agriculture began the Century Farm program in 2012 to highlight the contributions of these families to the agriculture industry, as well as their overall contributions to the state.
Agriculture is Arkansas’s largest industry, contributing more than $21 billion to the state’s economy annually and providing one in every six jobs in the state. Arkansas consistently ranks in the top 25 nationally in the production of more than 15 agricultural commodities.
Applications for the 2021 Century Farm Inductees will open in February.