[r69] Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Monday, March 25, 2013

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) congratulates the Padgett-Addelman Farm from Jennings County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented 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 Padgett-Addelman Farm has been operating since 1897. Located in Commiskey, Ind., the family was recognized for their hard work and commitment to agriculture. 

“They have a deep family history and are dedicated to performing and providing the best quality of agricultural products possible. It takes more than just luck to be a successful farm for more than 100 years; the Padgett-Addelman Farm has proven that. I congratulate them on their hard work and longevity,” said Rep. Lucas.

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 a proud Hoosier, and having a farm like Pagett-Addelman in my district makes me even prouder,” said Rep. Lucas. “There are a number of outstanding farms in my district, and I am honored to serve them all. Indiana was and always will be a state that relies on its farmers. I wish the Pagett-Addelman Farm the best this coming year and for the next 100 years.”

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


Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) Covering portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson  counties. He serves as a member of the Public Policy, Education and Environmental Affairs committees.