Gutwein: Pulaski County farms receive distinguished award

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2016) — State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) congratulates two Pulaski County families for their designation as  Hoosier Homestead award recipients for 100 years of family farm ownership. 

The following list includes the farms that received Hoosier Homestead centennial awards:

  • The Tiede Family Farm, has been in operation since 1877; and
  • The Capper Family Farm has been in operation since 1915.

“Indiana’s agriculture industry is an important economic driver, which contributes more than $44 billion and supports 190,000 jobs,” Gutwein said. “Owning a farm for more than a century is a vital and truly worthy of this recognition.”

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.

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Rep. Gutwein represents all of Pulaski county and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Note to the editor: Pictured below and attached, State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) joins Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Ted McKinney, in congratulating the Tiede family on their Hoosier Homestead Award at the Statehouse on Monday, March 28, 2016.

 

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Note to the editor: Pictured below and attached, State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) joins Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Ted McKinney, in congratulating the Capper family on their Hoosier Homestead Award at the Statehouse on Monday, March 28, 2016.