Gutwein, Negele: Newton County farm recognized with Hoosier Homestead award

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, March 12, 2021 10:30 am

STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2021) – A longstanding Newton County farm recently received a Hoosier Homestead award for being in operation for more than 150 years, according to State Reps. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) and Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

 In operation since 1866, the Guard/Gordon Farm received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award.

 "Farmers deserve recognition for the incredibly tough work they do on a daily basis," Gutwein said. “Farming is a lifestyle that requires knowledge, discipline and patience, and this farm family demonstrated those values for over 150 years. This award is meant to acknowledge their hard work and celebrate all they have accomplished for their family, community and state."

 The family was among 51 farms recognized at the Indiana State Museum for their commitment to Indiana agriculture.

 "We appreciate and thank these hardworking families for their commitment to agriculture and their heritage," Negele said. "Their continued dedication to the agriculture industry for more than a century makes a tremendous impact on our state and local economies."

 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 centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial awards.

 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


 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.
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 State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents House District 13,
which includes all of Benton County, and portions of Fountain, Jasper,
Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties. 
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