Lucas: Local farms honored at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, August 15, 2016 9:00 am

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:

  • The Klosterman Farm, located in Jackson County, has been in operation since 1853 and received the sesquicentennial award;
  • The Miller-Kasting-Trimpe-Keller Farm, located in Jackson County, has been in operation since 1903 and received the centennial award;
  • The Hackman Farm, located in Jackson County, has been in operation since 1911 and received the centennial award;
  • The Duwe/Hackman Farm, located in Jackson County, has been in operation since 1900 and received the centennial award;
  • The Kipper Farm, located in Jennings County, has been in operation since 1866 and received the sesquicentennial award; and
  • The Hammond-Dillman Farm, located in Jennings County, has been in operation since 1906 and received the centennial award.

“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