Harrison County farms receive Hoosier Homestead Awards

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, August 17, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2018) — Local family farms were recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) and State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem).

The Deatrick/Lind Farm, located in Elizabeth and in operation since 1915, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“This award is by no means easy to achieve,” Engleman said. “These farms and families have witnessed over a dozen different presidents, withstanding wars and economic adversity. This kind of spirit and perseverance will push us forward for another 100 years.”

The Chuck and Sandy Hess Farm, located in Corydon, has been in operation since 1854 and received Hoosier Homestead Centennial and Sesquicentennial awards.

“These families have worked diligently to maintain their farms for generations,” Houchin said. “I am proud of their success and thank them for their dedication to improving Indiana’s economy and agriculture industry.”

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.

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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 eastern Dubois County.

PHOTO CAPTION: Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (far left) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Deatrick/Lind 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.

PHOTO CAPTION: Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (far left) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Hess 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.