Engleman: Local farms 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. Jim Smith (R-Charlestown) today honored a pair of locally owned family farms for being in operation for more than 100 years.

The Clifton Eve/Elizabeth Weidner Family Farm and the Dreyer farm, located in Clark County, were recognized at the Statehouse with Hoosier Homestead awards. In operation since 1915, the Clifton Eve/Elizabeth Weidner Family received the centennial award and the Dreyer farm, in operation since 1865, received the sesquicentennial award.

“The agriculture industry is the foundation of our state, and reaching the milestone of owning a farm for more than a century deserves recognition,” Engleman said. “The dedication of these farming families helps us maintain a strong economy and agricultural reputation both in Southern Indiana and across the state.”

“Agriculture is the backbone of the Hoosier state,” Smith said. “These families provide jobs and food for their communities, and help create a strong economy for fellow Hoosiers. Congratulations to these Hoosier families, and thank you for your hard work.”

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.


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
Jefferson, Scott, and Switzerland counties and portions of Clark and Jackson counties.