Morrison: Parke County farms recognized with Hoosier Homestead awards

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

STATEHOUSE (March 12, 2021) – Two longstanding Parke County farms were recently presented Hoosier Homestead awards for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil).

The Hartman Farm has been in operation since 1822 and received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award. The Jeffries Farm, in operation since 1871, received Hoosier Homestead Centennial and Sesquicentennial awards.

"Farms like these are the backbone of Indiana's agricultural industry," Morrison said. "To operate continuously for this long is a remarkable achievement and a milestone worth recognizing."

The families were 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 in.gov/isda/2337.htm.

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State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) represents House District 42,
which includes all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay,
Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.
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