Thomasville Times Enterprise

January 10, 2014

Georgia Centennial Farm Awards presented

Staff report

— Farms hold a central role in the heritage of our state, having formed the economic, cultural and family foundation for generations of Georgians.  Each year, farms continuously operating for over 100 years are recognized by the Georgia Centennial Farms Program.

The 2013 Georgia Centennial Farm Awards was held in October at the Georgia National Fair in Perry. The ceremony began with a reception followed by the awards presentation. The awards were presented by Georgia Centennial Farms Committee Chair Steven Moffson.   

Recognition is given to the farm owners through one of three distinguished awards. The Centennial Heritage Farm Award honors farms owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Centennial Farm Award does not require continual family ownership, but farms must be at least 100 years old or more and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Centennial Family Farm Award recognizes farms owned by members of the same family for 100 years or more that are not listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

2013 Georgia Centennial Farms

n Georgia Centennial Heritage Farm is Boring and Brooks Estate, Banks County.

n Georgia Centennial Farm is Fannin-Cooper Farm, Paulding County

Georgia Centennial Family Farms are

n  Troy and Nellie Jo Spicer Farm, Berrien County

n Alderman Family Farm, Bulloch County

n Norris Chester Mattox Sr., Farm, Clinch County

n  Oak Hill Farm, Cook County

n Can Do Farms, Dooly County

n Wooten Farms, Dougherty County

n H. W. Kessler Farm, Effingham County

n McMullan Farms, Hart County

n C.T. Bray Family Farm, Johnson County

n Morton Farm, Jones County

n Staten Plantation and Murray Staten Farms, Lowndes County

n Julius McAllister Farm, Marion County

n McAllister Family Farm, Marion County

n Williams Family Farm, Morgan County

n Berry Family Farm, Newton County

n Gatliff Farms, Peach County

n The Dixon Family Farm, Pierce County

n Southwind Farm, Randolph County

n Fountain Family Farm, Taylor County

n Kentavia Williams Farm Inc., Thomas County

n Glenn Family Farm Homestead, Troup County

n Goodwin Brothers Farm, Webster County

n Freeman Springs Farm, Whitfield County

n Jenkins-Shanklin Family Farm, Worth County

If you are interested in nominating a farm for recognition during the next application cycle, visit or contact Steven Moffson, Georgia Centennial Farms Committee Chair, at 404-651-5906 or by email at

The postmark deadline for applications is May 1 of each year.