Local farm receives Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, August 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2018) — The Whetstone Farm was recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 176 years, according to State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) and State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw).

 The Whetstone Farm, located in Kosciusko County and in operation since 1842, received Hoosier Homestead Centennial and Sesquicentennial Awards.

 “Congratulations to the Whetstone Farm on this impressive accomplishment,” Head said. “Generations of this family have worked together to keep their farm in business, and I am proud of their dedication. They truly deserve these awards.”

 “The tenure of the Whetstone Farm dates back to the mid-1800s, an unbelievably impressive span for any business,” Wolkins said. “Family farms reinvest profits back into the local economy, benefiting all area residents.”

 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.


State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) represents Senate District 18, which includes Cass, Fulton

and Miami counties as well as portions of Carroll, Kosciusko and Marshall counties.

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


State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) represents House District 18,

which includes portions of Johnson and Morgan counties. 

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