LaGrange County farm recognized at the Statehouse

LaGrange County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – The Foster-Oliver Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation since 1881, according to State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) and State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola).

Located in Wolcottville, the Foster-Oliver Farm received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“Agriculture is a fundamental part of Indiana’s roots,” Glick said. “We need family farms like the Foster-Oliver Farm to continue to pass down years of farming experience from generation to generation to help provide for our communities and ensure people are nourished for years to come.”

“Giving back to local farmers for their contribution to Indiana’s agriculture is the least we can do,” Zent said. “Remembering the history of farms like the Foster-Oliver Farm reminds people of the hard work Hoosiers have contributed to their state.”

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. Families can qualify for the centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial award.

Indiana boasts around 60,000 farms on over 15 million acres of farmland. With this land, Hoosier families continue to keep the economy on track and communities fed.

Each year, awards ceremonies are held in the spring and summer commemorating the achievements of farm families across the state. For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.

-30-

State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) represents Senate District 13, which
includes LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties and portions of DeKalb County.
Click here for a high-resolution photo of Glick. 

State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) represents House District 51, which
includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.
Click here for a high-resolution photo of Zent.

 

CAPTIONLt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (second from right) presents a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Foster-Oliver Farm Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.