Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun January 10, 2021
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The Long-McGehee farm is one of 30 farms recognized in the 2020 Arkansas Century Farm program. Windle Long, center, is shown with, from left, his granddaughter Shelby McGehee; his daughter, Susan Long McGehee; and his granddaughter Jessica Mashburn, holding his great-granddaughter, Linleigh Mashburn.

'A joint effort'

Rose Creek family honored for 100 years of farming

Carol Rolf

The Long-McGehee farm is one of 30 farms from 23 counties in Arkansas that received recognition in the 2020 Arkansas Century Farm Program, administered by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. The program, established in 2012, recognizes Arkansas farms of 10 acres or more owned by the same family for at least 100 years. “My dad started the collection of deeds years ago [to show ownership of the farm],” said Susan Long McGehee, a daug... READ MORE


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