Adams County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – The Jacob and Mary Henschen Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for more than 100 years, according to State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne).

Located in Decatur, the Jacob and Mary Henschen Farm has been in operation since 1913 and received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“It takes dedication and commitment to contribute to our state’s agricultural footprint for this many years,” Holdman said. “The work passed down from generation to generation is honorable, and I commend the Jacob and Mary Henschen Farm for providing for our community and state.”

“Many of us grew up on farms and understand the hard work required to remain in operation for more than a century,” Lehman said. “This is a great accomplishment, and this family deserves recognition for going out each day, facing the elements and meeting the physical and mental demands of farming.”

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. Families can qualify for the centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial award.

Each year, awards ceremonies are held in the spring and summer commemorating the achievements of farm families 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 or portions of Adams, Blackford, Grant, Huntington, Jay and Wells counties.

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

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CAPTION:  Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far left) and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award to the Jacob and Mary Henschen Farm Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.