Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 22, 2013 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE - State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) congratulates the William E. Moore family from Jasper County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award. The award was presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the Indiana Statehouse.

“Indiana is distinguished by its agricultural community, and the hard work our farmers put forth every day demonstrates to the rest of the nation what it truly means to be a Hoosier,” said Rep. Gutwein. “The Moore family is great example of this by carrying on the rich, Hoosier farming tradition, and as they continue to pass down this legacy, I hope for plentiful harvests and their continued success.”

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families with farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

The Moore Farm has been owned and operated by the family since 1858. Located in Rensselaer, Ind., the Moore family was recognized for their hard work and commitment to agriculture.

The program began in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions families have made to Indiana agriculture. More than 5,000 farms have been recognized since the program was established.

Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in the spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of the many outstanding Hoosier farmers across the state.

“The Moore family farm should be held in the highest regards for their dedication to Hoosier agriculture,” said Rep. Gutwein. “I would like to congratulate them on their devotion to feeding Hoosiers for over 150 years.”

For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.