Local farm families receive Hoosier Homestead Awards at the Indiana State Fair

Local farm families receive Hoosier Homestead Awards at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:45 pm

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2018) Two local family farms in operation for 100 years or more were recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair, according to State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) and State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

The Kautz-Query Farm, located in Henry County and in operation since 1918, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“Members of this family have dedicated years of their lives to farming, and as a farmer myself, I understand the hard work and dedication they have demonstrated to this industry,” Leising said. “Our community is positively impacted by the Kautz-Query Farm, and I wish them continued success.”

The Gray Farm, located in Rush County and in operation since 1863, was presented a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award.

“Family farms are an essential part of Indiana’s agriculture industry and economy,” Saunders said. “These farms have contributed to our community for over a century by supplying jobs and locally grown products. Congratulations on this exceptional achievement.”

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.

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 www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.

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State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) represents House District 42,

which includes Rush County and portions of Decatur, Fayette, Franklin,

Henry, Ripley and Shelby counties.

 

State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) represents House District 54,

which includes Henry County and portions of Rush and Wayne counties.

 

PHOTO CAPTION: Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (far left) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Kautz-Query family on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

 

PHOTO CAPTION: Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (second from the right) and Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Gray family on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.