Newton County farm recognized at the Statehouse

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

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2019) – The William Frederick Stath Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 129 years, according to State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) and State Sen. Rick Niemeyer (R-Lowell).

The William Frederick Stath Farm, located in Brook and in operation since 1890, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“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 in our community.”

“Indiana is the 10th largest farming state in the nation, and this industry plays an integral role in our state’s economy. Family farms like the William Fredrick Stath Farm allow for Indiana to continue be a leader in agriculture,” Niemeyer said. “Congratulations to this family. Owning a farm for over 100 years is a remarkable accomplishment.”

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 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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State Sen. Rick Niemeyer (R-Lowell) represents Senate District 6, which includes
Benton and Newtown counties, and portions of Lake County.
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CAPTION:  Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far left) presents a Hoosier Homestead Award to the William Frederick Stath 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.