Ober: Local farm honored at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes and Allison Vanatsky  | Friday, April 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) and State Rep. Dave Ober (R-Albion) today honored a locally owned family farm for being in operation for more than 150 years.

The Coats Family Farm, located in Noble County, was recognized at the Statehouse with a Hoosier Homestead award for 150 years of family farm ownership. In operation since 1849, the farm received a sesquicentennial award.

“The Coats Family Farm is deserving of this recognition because of their devotion to farming and to the state of Indiana,” Glick said. “Since agriculture is a major economic driver in Indiana, it’s important for family-owned farms, like the Coats’, to continue to uphold the rich tradition of farming in our communities around the state.”

“Indiana agriculture sales rank 10th in the nation and support over 100,000 Hoosier jobs,” Ober said. “With 97 percent of the state’s farms being family owned, operations like the Coats Family Farm are an important part of our state’s economic success.”

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 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.

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State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) represents Senate District 13, which includes all
of LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties and portions of DeKalb County.  

State Rep. Ober represents all of Noble County and portions

of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.