A Growing Legacy

Celebration Lauds Valley’s Century Farms

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Posted: April 20, 2013

Wayne Pence, a Rockingham County Century Farm owner, talks about the Cross Keys farm his great-grandfather bought in 1856 during a Virginia Century Farms celebration Friday. The celebration was held at Gary and Eleanor Lohr’s family farm in Broadway. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Matt Lohr speaks during a celebration of Virginia’s Century Farms at his family farm in the Broadway area on Friday.
Matt Lohr, Virginia’s agriculture commissioner, speaks Friday at a Virginia Century Farms celebration on the family farm owned by his parents, Gary and Eleanor Lohr.
BROADWAY — Local farmer Wayne Pence has survived changing times in agriculture the same way the state’s ag commissioner has: with equal parts determination and flexibility.
Pence still lives on…

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