Koch: Johnson County farm receives distinguished award

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Monday, March 28, 2016

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2016) — State Rep. Eric Koch (R-Bedford) congratulates the Long family from Johnson County for their designation as a Hoosier Homestead Award recipient and 100 years of family farm ownership. 

“Indiana’s economy is stronger because of our thriving agriculture industry,” Koch said. “Operating a farm for more than a century is a significant investment and it is an honor to recognize the Long Farm.”

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. The Long Farm has been in operation since 1909.

Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in the 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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Rep. Koch (R-Bedford) represents all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Below is a photo of the Long family accepting the Hoosier Homestead Award.