Montgomery County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Thursday, March 28, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – The Goff-Clark Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 107 years, according to State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) and State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica).

The Goff-Clark Farm, located in Crawfordsville and in operation since 1912, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“Hoosier farming is a multi-billion-dollar industry supporting more than 100,000 jobs in our state,” Boots said. “Family farms have a huge impact on Indiana. I congratulate the Goff-Clark Farm for reaching this milestone and being an important part of the agriculture industry in Indiana.” 

“Farmers contribute greatly to Indiana’s economy and heritage,” Negele said. “Agriculture has always been an integral part of who we are as a state, and we are fortunate to have so many dedicated farmers. Congratulations to the Goff-Clark farm, and thank you for all your hard work.”

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, 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.

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State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) represents Senate District 23, which includes Fountain,
Montgomery, Parke, Vermillion and Warren counties, and a portion of Boone County.
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State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents House District 13, which includes all of Benton County, 
and portions of Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties. 
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CAPTION:  Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far left) presents a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Goff-Clark Farm Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.