FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 12, 2016
STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) — The Zumbrun farm was recognized on Friday with a Hoosier Homestead award for 100 years of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Dave Ober (R-Albion).
The Zumbrun Farm, located in Whitley County, has been in operation since 1916 and received the centennial award during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.
“This family has been contributing to Hoosier agriculture for more than a century,” Ober said. “This industry plays a significant role in both our local and state economies by contributing $31.2 billion to Indiana’s gross domestic product. I’d like to congratulate the Zumbrun family for receiving his very important designation.”
The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.
Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in the spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of farmers across the state. For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.
Rep. Ober (R-Albion) represents portions of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange, Noble and Whitley counties. He serves as the Assist. Majority Whip.
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