Gov. Carney celebrates four Century Farm families
DOVER — Gov. John Carney, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Nikko Brady and various state lawmakers gathered Monday at the Delaware Agricultural Museum to honor four Delaware farm families for their commitment to their farmland over the last 100 years.
The Delaware Century Farm Program was established in 1987 to honor families who have owned their farmland for at least 100 years. These farms are required to include 10 acres of the original farmland or gross more than $10,000 in annual agricultural sales.
This year’s honorees included the Eashum family recognized for their 36-acre family farm located in Dagsboro Hundred, the Everett family for their 274-acre farm located in Kenton Hundred, the Johnson family for their 25-acre farm in Indian River Hundred, and the Warner family for their 29.3374-acre farm in Milford Hundred
Awardees received a sign for their farms, an engraves plate, a certificate, and legislative tributes. With four 2022 Century Farm Awardees, the state has now recognized 152 Century Farms over the last 35 years.