Pressel: Local farm honored with Hoosier Homestead Award

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Monday, August 10, 2020 10:50 am

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 10, 2020) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) recently announced the Good farm in LaPorte County is a recipient of the Centennial Hoosier Homestead Award, which recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program honors families who have made significant contributions to Indiana agriculture. Instituted in 1976, the program recognizes the impact these family farms have made on the economic, cultural and social advancements of Indiana. In the past 40 years, more than 5,800 farms have received the honor.

"Farming is a tough and demanding job to do," Pressel said. "The agricultural families' work ethic and commitment to getting the job done every season goes a long way in supporting our local and state economies."

To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products per year. The award distinctions are Centennial, Sesquicentennial and Bicentennial – for 100, 150 and 200 years, respectively.

To learn more about the program or to apply for a Hoosier Homestead Award, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm. Once made available, photos of the event can be found here.

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State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) represents House District 20,
which includes portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.
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