STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2018) — The Jarman Farm was recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 117 years, according to State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) and State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville).
The Jarman Farm, located in Pulaski County and in operation since 1901, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.
“I would like to congratulate the Jarman Farm on their many years of success in the agriculture industry,” Charbonneau said. “Family farms are an essential part of Indiana’s economy. Thank you for your contribution and dedication to our state.”
“Owning and maintaining a farm for over 100 years requires incredible work and dedication,” Gutwein said. “The efforts by this family to preserve their heritage are a perfect example of what it means to be a Hoosier. Congratulations to this family, and thank you for your many years of hard work.”
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.
Each year, two 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 Sen. Ed Charbonneau represents Senate District 5, which includes all of Pulaski County
and portions of Jasper, LaPorte, Porter and Starke counties.
State Rep. Douglas Gutwein represents House District 16, which includes all of
Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.
PHOTO CAPTION: Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (far left), State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (second from left) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Jarman family on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.