Cook: Tipton County farm recognized with Hoosier Homestead award

Posted by: Andi Sommers  | Wednesday, March 10, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2021) – A longstanding Tipton County farm was recently presented a Hoosier Homestead award for operating for more than 100 years, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Located in Tipton, the Guy Kirby Farm has been in operation since 1905 and received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

"Our state's agriculture industry is a critical component to our economy, and Hoosiers like the Kirby family help contribute to our communities and food supply by keeping their farm running for more than a century," Cook said. "This family like so many other long-standing farm families have weathered tremendous challenges and kept moving forward."

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

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 in.gov/isda/2337.htm.

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State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County
and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.
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