Lehman: Local farm honored at the Statehouse

Friday, April 7, 2017

State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) today honored a locally owned family farm for being in operation for more than 150 years.

The Daniel Roth farm, located in Adams County, was recognized at the Statehouse with a Hoosier Homestead award for 150 years of family farm ownership.

The Daniel Roth farm has been in operation since 1866 and received a sesquicentennial award.

“Congratulations to this family owned farm for their dedication to agriculture,” Holdman said. “They deserve this recognition for their commitment to preserving Indiana’s agricultural tradition.”

“Farming is essential to the cultural and economic heritage of Indiana,” Lehman said. “With 97 percent of farms in Indiana being family owned, it is important to recognize those who contribute to the state’s economic success.”

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 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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State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) represents Senate District 19, which includes all Adams, Blackford, Jay and Wells counties and portions of Grant and Huntington Counties.

State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) represents House District 79, which includes all of Adams County and portions of Allen and Wells counties.