STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The Piper/McLallin Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation since 1869, according to State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) and State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange).
Located in Kimmell, the Piper/McLallin Farm received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award.
“Local farms and farmers are a key part of Indiana’s past, present and future,” Abbott said. “These families deserve to be recognized for their dedication and contributions to Hoosier farming and history.”
“As our agriculture industry modernizes to keep pace with feeding a growing world population, farmers must adapt and work tirelessly to overcome many obstacles,” Glick said. “I commend the Piper/McLallin Farm for 150 years of operation in our community, and I look forward to many more years to come.”
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.
Indiana boasts around 60,000 farms on over 15 million acres of farmland. With this land, Hoosier families continue to keep our economy on track and our communities fed.
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.
State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) represents House District 82, which includes
all of Noble County and portions of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.
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State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) represents Senate District 13, which
includes LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties and portions of DeKalb County.
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CAPTION: Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far left) and State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) (second from left) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Piper/McLallin 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.