May: Brown County farm recognized with Hoosier Homestead award

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, March 12, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2021) – The Pittman Farm was recently presented a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award for being in operation for more than 150 years, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

Located in Brown County, the Pittman Farm has been in operation since 1867.

"Family-owned farms contribute to Indiana's standing as a national leader in agriculture," May said. "The achievements of this family are important to honor as they continue to build on our state's proud agricultural heritage."

The family was among 51 farms recognized at the Indiana State Museum for their commitment to Indiana agriculture.

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 centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial awards.

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


State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of
Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.
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