FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 12, 2016
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) — The Cline-Haywood farm was recognized on Friday with the Hoosier Homestead award for 150 years of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).
Located in Greene County, the Cline-Haywood farm has been in operation since 1864. The family was presented the Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.
“It is truly remarkable to keep a business functioning for this long,” Ellington said. “It takes sheer will and determination to continually operate a family farm. I would like to congratulate and the family for their dedication to our community and state.”
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.
Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) represents House District 62,
which includes portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.
A high-resolution photo of Ellington can be downloaded by clicking here.