Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Century Pioneer Family Farm Program honors families who have maintained at least 100 years of continuous family farm ownership. The program recognizes these pioneers as the original stewards of the land for preserving environmental resources and for helping foster the state’s agricultural industry which provides an important economic base for Florida. In addition to receiving a certificate, Century Pioneer Family Farms also receive a sign that can be posted on the property denoting its significance.
The Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award has been presented annually since 1994. The program spotlights the environmentally innovative farming practices of the state’s growers and ranchers. While nominees come from different parts of Florida’s agricultural industry, they all share a commitment to protect and preserve Florida’s resources while continuing to provide agricultural products for society.
Since 1985, women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture have been honored with the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award. Recipients of the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award have come from all parts of the industry, including cattle, vegetables, timber, citrus, row crops, equine, horticulture, tropical fruits, sugar cane, dairy, agricultural journalism, and agricultural education and outreach. The award is presented to the recipient during the Florida State Fair in Tampa. The nomination deadline is June 1.
Apply online or by mail for Florida Century Pioneer Family Farm certification.