Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Evansville) congratulates the Grimwood family from Vanderburgh County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the Indiana Statehouse.

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 Grimwood Farm has been owned and operated by the Grimwood family since 1837. Located in Evansville, Ind., the Grimwood family was recognized for their hard work and commitment to agriculture.

“The dedication and perseverance the Grimwood family has put into their farm over the past 176 years is an inspiration to us all,” said Rep. Washburne. “It is wonderful to see a family-run business last for so long. It gives hope to the new businesses out there, and reminds us all that if we work hard much can be accomplished.”

The program began in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions these 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.

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


State Rep. Tom Washburne serves as Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the Financial Institutions Committee and the Select Committee on Government Reduction. Rep. Washburne represents the entirety of Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.