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Chambers County farm receives Century and Heritage Farm awards

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For the first time in several years, a Chambers County farm has received the prestigious Century and Heritage Farm awards at the annual Chambers County Farm-City Week banquet. A Century Farm is one that has been in the same family continuously for at least 100 years and currently has some agricultural activities on the farm. The farm must include at least forty acres of land. A Heritage Farm is one that has been operated continuously as a family farm for at least 100 years. The farm must possess interesting and important historical and agricultural aspects, including one or more structures at least forty years old. The farm must be at least forty acres of land owned and operated by the applicant, who must reside in Alabama. Only nine other farms in Chambers County carry a Century or Heritage Farm designation and just five of those are classified as both. This year’s recipient of the awards was Arrowhead Farms. The farm was originally purchased by John Vernon in 1865 and has remained in the same family since that time. Vernon’s great-great-great grandsons Perry, Martin and Alan Vajda currently own the farm, which produces hay and timber. Susan Bradford of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries presented the awards to Perry Vajda at the banquet. Pictured, from left, are Bradford, Vajda and Chambers County Farm-City Committee Chairman Darrell Bishop.
For the first time in several years, a Chambers County farm has received the prestigious Century and Heritage Farm awards at the annual Chambers County Farm-City Week banquet. A Century Farm is one that has been in the same family continuously for at least 100 years and currently has some agricultural activities on the farm. The farm must include at least forty acres of land. A Heritage Farm is one that has been operated continuously as a family farm for at least 100 years. The farm must possess interesting and important historical and agricultural aspects, including one or more structures at least forty years old. The farm must be at least forty acres of land owned and operated by the applicant, who must reside in Alabama. Only nine other farms in Chambers County carry a Century or Heritage Farm designation and just five of those are classified as both. This year’s recipient of the awards was Arrowhead Farms. The farm was originally purchased by John Vernon in 1865 and has remained in the same family since that time. Vernon’s great-great-great grandsons Perry, Martin and Alan Vajda currently own the farm, which produces hay and timber. Susan Bradford of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries presented the awards to Perry Vajda at the banquet. Pictured, from left, are Bradford, Vajda and Chambers County Farm-City Committee Chairman Darrell Bishop.

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