STATEHOUSE (Aug. 15, 2016) — Six local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).
These local families were honored during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair:
“Indiana’s agriculture industry is a critical part of our economy, bringing in more than $44 billion and employing 190,000 Hoosiers,” Lucas said. “These families have contributed greatly to our community’s economy, and I congratulate them on this designation.”
The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.
Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of farmers across the state. For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.