[59] Hoosier Homestead Award (8/9/2012)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Start Date: 8/9/2012 Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 8/9/2012 End Time: 2:00 PM
STATEHOUSE — Rep. Milo Smith (R-Columbus) is pleased to announce that Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay honored The Beulah Mae Holcomb Mardis Farm at Wednesday’s Hoosier Homestead Award Ceremony at the Indiana State Fair. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families with farms that have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more. Forty-six Centennial awards were given for 100 years of ownership and 29 Sesquicentennial awards recognized 150 years.

The Beulah Mae Holcomb Mardis Farm received the centennial award for 100 years of ownership. The farm began in 1906 and is located in Franklin.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program began in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions these families have made to Indiana agriculture. Over 5,000 farms have received the award in the past 30 years.

“The dedication of The Beulah Mae Holcomb Mardis Farm merits distinct recognition,” said Rep. Smith. “Farms like these inspire our entrepreneurial spirit and are essential to our Hoosier economy.”

Two award ceremonies are held each year – one at the Statehouse in February and one at the State Fair in August.

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

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Rep. Smith Hoosier Homestead Release.docx