Bartels, Davisson: Orange County farm recognized for 200 years of operation

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, March 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2021) – A longstanding Orange County farm was recently presented a Hoosier Homestead Bicentennial Award for being in operation for 200 years, according to State Reps. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Located in Paoli, the Hall Farm has been in operation since 1818.

"Hoosier farmers are faced with many challenges to stay in operation," Bartels said. "Farmers like the Hall family, who have been committed to keeping the farm going for two centuries, deserve this recognition for their dedication to helping grow Indiana's agriculture industry."

The family was among 51 farms recognized at the Indiana State Museum for their commitment to Indiana agriculture.

“Farm families have always been and will continue to be a part of Indiana’s rich history,” Davisson said. “Recognizing the achievements of these families is important as they continue to play a vital role in our economy and contribute to Indiana’s standing as a national leader in agricultural production.”

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 centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial awards.

Each year, two 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


State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) represents House District 74,
which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.
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State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) represents House District 73, which includes
Washington County, and portions of Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Clark and Harrison counties. 
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