Baird: Local county farms receive distinguished award

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Monday, March 28, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2016) — State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) congratulates four local families for their designation as Hoosier Homestead award recipients for 100 years of family farm ownership. 

The following list includes the farms that received Hoosier Homestead awards:

  • The Clodfelter Family Farm, located in Putnam County, has been in operation since 1916 and received the centennial award;
  • The Mace Family Farm, located in Clay County, has been in operation since 1916 and received the centennial award;
  • The Swinehart Family Farm, located in Morgan County, has been in operation since 1894 and received the centennial award; and
  • The Floyd-Wrightsman Family Farm, located in Parke County, has been in operation since 1865 and received the sesquicentennial award.

“Our economy thrives off of Indiana farms, bringing in more than $44 billion and employing 190,000 Hoosiers,” Baird said. “The agriculture industry is the foundation of our state, and reaching the milestone of owning a farm for more than a century deserves recognition. 

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in the spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of farmers across the state. For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.

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Rep. Baird represents all of Putnam county and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.

Note to the editor: Pictured below and attached, State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) joins Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Ted McKinney, in congratulating the Mace family on their Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award at the Statehouse on Monday, March 28, 2016.

 

Note to the editor: Pictured below and attached, State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) joins Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Ted McKinney, in congratulating the Clodfelter family on their Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award at the Statehouse on Monday, March 28, 2016.

  

Note to the editor: Pictured below and attached, State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) joins Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Ted McKinney, in congratulating the Floyd-Wrightsman family on their Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award at the Statehouse on Monday, March 28, 2016.