STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) — Five local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne).
These local families were honored during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair:
“Farming has always played a significant role in Indiana’s heritage and economic success,” Lehman said. “Owning a farm for more than a century is a significant milestone and these families are truly worthy of this 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.
Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) represents House District 79,
which includes all of Adams County and portions of Allen and Wells counties.
A high-resolution photo of Lehman can be downloaded by clicking here.
A high-resolution photo of Hoosier Homestead award winners can be found by clicking here.