Davisson: Local farm honored at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Monday, August 15, 2016

STATEHOUSE (August  15, 2016) — The Baker farm was recognized on Friday with the Hoosier Homestead award for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Located in Orange County, the Baker farm has been in operation since 1916. The family was presented the centennial award during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.

“The Baker family has shown a deep commitment to their farm and family,” Davisson said. “They have spent decades contributing to Indiana’s standing in the top five states for agriculture production.”

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in the spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of farmers across the state. For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.

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Rep. Davisson represents parts of Washington, Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Clark and Harrison counties.

A high-resolution photo of Davisson can be downloaded by clicking here.