STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — The Kline-Wagoner Farm was recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 142 years, according to area legislators.
The Kline-Wagoner Farm, located in Fulton County and in operation since 1876, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.
“Owning and maintaining a farm for over 100 years requires incredible work and dedication,” said State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville). “The efforts by these families to preserve their heritage are a perfect example of what it means to be a Hoosier.”
“These farmers have spent countless hours providing for our communities, state and country,” said State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport). “I am proud of their years of hard work, and I thank them for their dedication to the agriculture industry. They are truly deserving of these awards.”
“Indiana is a state built on agribusiness,” said State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen). “We are home to nearly 60,000 farms, cultivating more than 14 million acres that produce a variety of crops and livestock, making Indiana an ideal location for agricultural business opportunities. Family-owned farms like this one are essential for sustaining economic growth.”
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 the centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial award.
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 www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.
State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) represents House District 16, which includes all of
Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.
State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) represents Senate District 18, which includes
Cass, Fulton, Miami and portions of Carroll, Kosciusko and Marshall counties.
State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) represents House District 17, which
includes all of Marshall County and a large portion of Fulton County.
PHOTO CAPTION: Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (far left), State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) (second from left), State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) (second from right) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Kline-Wagoner family on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.