STATEHOUSE — State Representative Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) congratulates the Kuntz Farm of Shelby County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Ted McKinney presented the award at the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday.
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 Kuntz Farm has been in operation since 1912. Located in Waldron, Ind., the Kuntz Farm was recognized for their hard work and commitment to agriculture.
“Without the tireless efforts of families like this, Indiana would simply not be the same,” said Rep. Eberhart. “Agriculture has served as the backbone of the Hoosier economy since our statehood, and this family’s special recognition is well deserved.”
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.
“Farming is often a thankless job, but it is truly a service to our state,” said Rep. Eberhart. “It is my pleasure to congratulate the Kuntz family, and I wish them many more years of agricultural success.”
For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.