[r44] Award presented to 100 year-old Putnam County farm (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 All Day
End Date: 3/22/2013

STATEHOUSE - State Representative Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) congratulates the Furr family from Putnam County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award. The award was presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the Indiana Statehouse.

“The Furr family’s long term involvement in Hoosier farming is commendable and deserving of such recognition," said Rep. Baird. “I extend my congratulations and best wishes to the Furr family and may they have another 100 years of farming success.”

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

The Furr Farm has been owned and operated by the family since 1912. Located in Cloverdale, Ind., the Furr family was recognized for their hard work and commitment to agriculture.

The program began in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions families have made to Indiana agriculture. More than 5,000 farms have been recognized since the program was established.

Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in the spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of the many outstanding Hoosier farmers across the state.

“The Hoosier Homestead Award recognizes our rich agricultural heritage. The hard work and enduring commitment of our Hoosier farmers, like the Furr family, keep Indiana's agricultural industry strong and makes it a major contributor to our nation’s economy," said Rep. Baird.

For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.

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