Jordan: Local farm honored at the Statehouse

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Friday, April 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) and State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) today honored a locally owned family farm for being in operation for more than 150 years.

The Mishler farm, located in Marshall County, was recognized at the Statehouse with a Hoosier Homestead award for 150 years of family farm ownership.

The Mishler farm has been in operation since 1860 and received a sesquicentennial award.

“Indiana agriculture supports over 100,000 jobs and brings in over $30 billion to our economy,” Jordan said. “It’s truly remarkable for a family to operate a farm for 150 years, and I wish the Mishler family continued success for years to come.”

“I want to congratulate these hardworking Hoosiers on their success over the last 150 years,” Mishler said. “Family owned farms like this help keep Indiana’s agriculture industry thriving.”

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 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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State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) represents House District 17, which

includes all of Marshall County and a large portion of Fulton County.

State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) represents Senate District 9, which includes

portions of Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall and St. Joseph counties

Editor’s note: The family mentioned above has no relation to Sen. Ryan Mishler.