Putnam County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, March 22, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 22, 2019) – A Putnam County farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to area legislators.

The Alcorn Farm, located in Bainbridge and in operation since 1918, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“Growing up in a farming family, I understand how challenging it is to keep an operation going for 100 years or more,” said State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle). “It takes generations of dedicated individuals working diligently every day to cultivate the land and raise animals. I would like to congratulate these local families for their tireless efforts.”

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.

“Owning a family farm for over a century requires persistence and commitment, making this a true accomplishment to celebrate,” said State Sen. John B. Crane (R-Avon). “I am proud of the Alcorn family and thankful for their work to help sustain and provide for our local communities and Hoosiers.”

Each year, 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.

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State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) represents House District 44, which includes

all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.

Click here to download a high-resolution photo of Baird.

 

State Sen. John B. Crane (R-Avon) represents Senate District 24,

which includes portions of Hendricks County and Putnam County.
A high-resolution photo of Crane is available by clicking here.

CAPTION:  Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (left) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (second from the left) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Alcorn Farm Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.