STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The Marshall Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation since 1855, according to State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) and State Sen. Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne).
Located in Churubusco, the Marshall Farm received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award.
“Local farms and farmers are a key part of Indiana’s past, present and future,” Abbott said. “These families deserve to be recognized for their dedication and contributions to Hoosier farming and history.
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.
“The Marshall family exemplifies the commitment our farmers have to serving our community and state,” Busch said. “I’d like to congratulate them on receiving this well-earned award, as they continue to work hard to help foster Indiana’s agriculture industry.”
With around 60,000 farms on over 15 million acres of farmland across Indiana, Hoosier families continue to keep our economy on track and our communities fed.
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.
State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) represents House District 82, which includes
all of Noble County and portions of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.
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State Sen. Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne) represents Senate District 16,
which includes portions of Allen and Whitley counties.
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CAPTION: Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far left) and State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) (second from right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Marshall Family 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.