|The Texas Department of Agriculture is looking for farms and ranches
that were established in 1906 or earlier and are still agriculturally productive
and owned by the same family. Other eligibility criteria includes:
A ceremony is held each year to recognize the owners of the farms and ranches that are accepted into the Family Land Heritage Program. Those who qualify receive a certificate of honor in the name of the farm or ranch. They also can obtain a Texas Century Farm or Ranch sign to proudly display on their property, and the family's agricultural history is documented in the annual Family Land Heritage Registry. There is no charge to apply for the program and no obligation to purchase historic signs or registry.
If you need more information about the Family Land Heritage Program or would like an application, please contact Melissa Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512)463-2631. Applications are accepted each year, but the application deadline for each year is around November 15th.
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