[r32] 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. Eric Turner (R-Cicero) congratulates two families who received the Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair on August 8. Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay presented the awards in the Farm Bureau Building.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families with 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 Cline Farm, located in Tipton County, began in 1850.  They received the Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years of ownership.

Beginning in 1912, the Kirkpatrick-McKinney Farm received the Centennial Award for 100 years of ownership.   Kirkpatrick-McKinney Farm is located in Tipton County.

The program began in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions these families have made to Indiana agriculture. Over 5,000 farms have received the award in the past 30 years.

“Cline and Kirkpatrick-McKinney farms are excellent examples of hard work and perseverance,” said Rep. Turner. “They have distinguished themselves as accomplished farmers which keeps Indiana’s agricultural reputation exceptional.”
 
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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