[R53] Hoosier Homestead Award presented to Helms Farm (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 — State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) joined Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay in honoring the Helms Farm at Wednesday’s Hoosier Homestead Award Ceremony at the Indiana State Fair. 

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 Helms Farm, located in McCordsville, began in 1882. They received the centennial award for over 100 years of ownership.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program began in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions these families have made to Indiana’s agriculture industry. Over 5,000 farms have received the award since the program’s inception.

“I am proud of the Hoosier legacy the Helms family has built,” said Rep. Cherry. “Their commitment to agriculture in our community deserves the highest praise.”

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.