Judy: Local farm honored with Hoosier Homestead Award

Judy: Local farm honored with Hoosier Homestead Award

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Monday, August 10, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 7, 2020) – Area legislators recently announced the latest recipient of the Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program honors families who have made significant contributions to Indiana agriculture. Instituted in 1976, the program recognizes the impact these family farms have made on the economic, cultural and social advancements of Indiana. In the past 40 years, more than 5,800 farms have received the honor.

Represented by State Sen. Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne) and State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne), the Haney farm in Whitley County received a Centennial Award.

“The Haney farm's consistent production over the past century is an extremely impressive accomplishment," Busch said. "It's important we recognize those who have embodied the ideals of our state, where we value hard work and commitment."

"Our long-standing family farms have a deep commitment to their land and their community, which helps make Indiana special and our economy strong," Judy said. "As the population grows, their work is increasingly important and I hope they can continue passing on their family name and traditions for generations to come."

To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products per year. The award distinctions are Centennial, Sesquicentennial and Bicentennial – for 100, 150 and 200 years, respectively.

To learn more about the program or to apply for a Hoosier Homestead Award, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm. Once made available, photos of the event can be found here.

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State Sen. Justin Busch represents Senate District 16,

which includes portions of Allen and Whitley counties.

Click here for a high-resolution photo of Sen. Busch.

 

State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) represents House District 83,

which includes portions of Allen and Whitley counties.

Click here to download a high-resolution photo.