[r20] Hoosier Homestead Awards Presented to Local Farms (8/10/2012)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Start Date: 8/10/2012 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/10/2012 End Time: 11:59 PM

STATEHOUSE — Rep. Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) congratulates the Cromey, Haack, Day and Krzyzanowski farms for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair on August 8. Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay presented the awards to the families.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes family farms that have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more. Forty-six Centennial awards were given for 100 years of ownership and 29 Sesquicentennial awards recognized 150 years.

The following family farms received the Centennial Award:

• The Cromey Farm (LaPorte County), operational since 1895 
• The Haack Farm (LaPorte County), operational since 1869
• The Day Farm (Pulaski County), operational since 1909
• The Krzyzanowski Farm (Pulaski County), operational since 1904

The program began in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions these families have made to Indiana’s agriculture industry. Over 5,000 farms have been recognized by the program since its inception.

“The Hoosier Homestead Awards received by these families recognizes their unwavering dedication to farming,” said Rep. Dermody. “The agriculture industry is vital to Indiana’s economic success, and these families deserve the highest acclaim.”

Two award ceremonies are held each year – one at the Statehouse in February and one at the State Fair in August.
For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.

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