STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — The James A. Kruer Farm was recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 125 years, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and State Sen. Jim Smith (R-Charlestown).
The James A. Kruer Farm, located in Floyds Knobs and in operation since 1893, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.
“This award is by no means easy to achieve,” Engleman said. “These farms and families have witnessed over a dozen different presidents, withstanding wars and economic adversity. This kind of spirit and perseverance will push us forward for another 100 years.”
“Congratulations and thank you to the James A. Kruer Farm for their hard work and dedication,” Smith said. “Farming is no easy task, but Indiana’s history is full of families like theirs that have helped shape our state’s economy and culture.”
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, 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 www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.
State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) represents House District 70, which includes portions of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties.
State Sen. Jim Smith (R-Charlestown) represents Senate District 45,
which includes all of Jefferson, Scott and Switzerland counties and portions of Clark and Jackson counties.
PHOTO CAPTION: Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (far left) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Kruer family on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.