[R18] Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements (3/22/2013)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Start Date: 3/22/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/22/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) congratulates the Van Buskirk Farm of Wabash County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented today by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the Indiana Statehouse.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families with farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. The Van Buskirk Farm has been in operation since 1906. Located in Roann, Ind., the Van Buskirk Farm was recognized for their hard work and commitment to agriculture.

“The Van Buskirk Farm has been serving Hoosiers for 107 years,” said Rep. Wolkins. “The agriculture industry plays an instrumental role in Indiana’s thriving economy. This family’s commitment to farming and feeding Hoosiers deserves special recognition.”

The program began in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions these families have made to Indiana agriculture. More than 5,000 farms have been recognized since the program was established.

Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in the spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of the many outstanding Hoosier farmers across the state.

“I am proud to have the Van Buskirk Farm in Wabash County,” said Rep. Wolkins. “I am pleased to recognize their contribution to agriculture in Indiana, and I wish them many more years of abundant harvests.”

For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.

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