State honors 100-year-old farms

Agriculture Department awards 18 ‘Arkansas Century’ signs

Posted: December 7, 2012 at 12:02 a.m.

Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Butch Calhoun (right) presents a sign to Charles and Jean Oates of Pottsville on Thursday in Ozark for the Arkansas Century Farm program.

The Arkansas Agriculture Department presented “Arkansas Century Farm” signs Thursday at the Franklin County Courthouse to farmers and ranchers in Arkansas whose families have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years.

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Business, Pages 27 on 12/07/2012