Lauer: Bartholomew County farm recognized with Hoosier Homestead award

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Tuesday, March 9, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2021) – A longstanding Bartholomew County farm was recently presented a Hoosier Homestead award for being in operation for 200 years, according to State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus).

Located in Edinburgh, the Weinantz Farm has been in operation since 1820 and received a Hoosier Homestead Bicentennial Award.

"The Weinantz family has contributed to Indiana's agricultural history for over 200 years," Lauer said. "This is an incredible accomplishment, and they deserve to be recognized for withstanding the test of time and passing down family traditions for so many years. I wish them nothing but continued success."

The family was among 51 farms recognized at the Indiana State Museum for their commitment to Indiana agriculture.

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 centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial awards.

Each year, two 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 in.gov/isda/2337.htm.

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State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) represents House District 59,
which includes portions of Bartholomew County.
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