Century & Bicentennial Farm Program


The Department of Agriculture recognizes Pennsylvania families who have been farming the same land for 100 and 200 years through the Century and Bicentennial Farm Programs.


  • The same family must own the farm for at least 100 (Century Farm) or 200 (Bicentennial Farm) consecutive years;
  • A family member must live on the farm on a permanent basis; and
  • The farm must consist of at least 10 acres of the original holding, OR gross more than $1,000 annually from the sale of farm products.

Application Process

  1. Applications must be completed, notarized and mailed to the Department of Agriculture for review.
  2. Certificates are presented or mailed to the recipient.

Applications can be acquired at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture website at www.agriculture.pa.gov  and should be completed and mailed to:

PA Department of Agriculture—Room 402
Attn: Century/Bicentennial Farm Program
2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

The Century and Bicentennial Farm Programs have been created to recognize those farms and farm families that have done so much to contribute to Pennsylvania’s heritage. The farms and families have greatly varied histories, yet all have the common denominator of a durability and love of the land that is our heritage.

For more information please call at (717) 783-3167.

There is no part of America where the people and the soil fit as they seem to do in Pennsylvania!

Wallace Nutting, Pennsylvania Beautiful, 1924.