Lehe, Negele: White County farm recognized with Hoosier Homestead award

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Friday, March 12, 2021 10:30 am

STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2021) – A longstanding White County farm was recently presented a Hoosier Homestead award for being in operation for 100 years, according to State Reps. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

 The Mattix Farm, located in Monticello and in operation since 1921, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

 "Farming is a mentally and physically demanding profession that takes a lot of time and continuous effort to get right," Lehe said. "Working in this business for 100 years is an accomplishment that deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated. This family embodies the Hoosier spirit with their continued hard work, commitment and discipline."

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

 "We appreciate and thank this hardworking family for their commitment to agriculture and their heritage," Negele said. "Their continued dedication to the agriculture industry for more than a century makes a tremendous impact on our state and local economies."

 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. Don Lehe (R-Brookston) represents House District 25, which
includes portions of Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Tippecanoe and White counties.
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State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents House District 13,
which includes all of Benton County, and portions of Fountain, Jasper,
Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties. 
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