Local farm receives Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair

Local farm receives Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, August 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2018) — The Donald Davis Farm was recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years, according to State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) and State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville).

The Davis Farm, located in Sullivan County and in operation since 1918, was presented a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“Indiana’s agriculture industry has a huge impact on every Hoosier’s day-to-day life,” Bassler said. “It’s important to recognize the Davis family who has carried on agricultural traditions from generation to generation. Congratulations!”

“It’s a tremendous accomplishment to keep a farm in continuous operation for 100 years,” Borders said. “Thank you to the family for their dedication to the agriculture community and for their contributions to Indiana’s economy.”

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. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) represents Senate District 39, which includes

Daviess, Greene, Martin and Sullivan counties, and portions of Clay, Knox and Owen counties.

A high-resolution photo of Bassler can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) represents House District 45, which includes

all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.

A high-resolution photo of Borders can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

 

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 Davis 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.