Mahan: Local farms honored at the Indiana State Fair

Mahan: Local farms honored at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, August 15, 2016 9:42 am

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 15, 2016) — Two local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City).

The Langdon Farm, located in Blackford County, has been in operation since 1865 and received the Hoosier Homestead

Sesquicentennial Award. The Stevens-Apple Farm, located in Grant County, has been in operation since 1901 and received the Hoosier
Homestead Centennial Award.

“Owning and operating a family farm for more than a century is not a simple feat,” Mahan said. “I’m amazed by the hard work and commitment both these families have demonstrated over the years. The Langdon Farm and the Stevens-Apple Farm are truly deserving of this honor.”

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.


These local families were recognized during a ceremony at the  Indiana State Fair.

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.

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Rep. Mahan represents portions of Blackford, Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.

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