FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2016
Ober: Noble County farm receives distinguished award
STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2016) — State Rep. Dave Ober (R-Albion) congratulates the Robinson family from Noble County for their designation as a Hoosier Homestead award recipient for 150 years of family farm ownership.
“The Robinson 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 $44 billion and supporting 190,000 jobs. Because of dedicated Hoosier families like the Robinsons, this industry has remained strong in Indiana.”
The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. The Robinson-Miller Farm has been in operation since 1865.
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.
NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Attached and below is a photo of the Robinson family accepting the Hoosier Homestead Award.