Engleman: Local farm honored at the Statehouse

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Friday, April 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) today honored a locally owned family farm for being in operation for more than 100 years.

The Hausz farm, located in Harrison County, was recognized at the Statehouse with a Hoosier Homestead award for 100 years of family farm ownership.

In operation since 1903, the Hausz farm received the centennial award.

“Indiana’s agriculture industry is an important economic driver, contributing more than $31 billion in goods and services and supporting over 100,000 jobs,” Engleman said. “The hard work and dedication of this family is invaluable to our community, and reaching the milestone of owning a farm for more than a century deserves recognition.”

“Indiana’s recent celebration of our bicentennial illustrated how much of our Hoosier heritage is rooted in agriculture,” Houchin said. “These families provide jobs, food on our tables and economic activity in our local communities. I thank them for their hard work and dedication and wish them continued success.”

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 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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State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) represents House District 70, which includes

portions of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties.

State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) represents Senate District 47, which includes
Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and portions of Dubois County.