Rep. Arnold: Local farms honored at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Monday, August 15, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) — Three local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth).

These local families were recognized during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair:

  • The Wirtzberger Farm, located in Dubois County, has been in operation since 1883 and received the centennial award;
  • The Reutman Farm, located in Dubois County, has been in operation since 1841 and received sesquicentennial award; and
  • The Livingston Farm, located in Orange County, has been in operation since 1908 and received the centennial award.

“Family-owned farms account for 98 percent of farms in our state, which is a big reason why Indiana ranks in the top five for national agriculture production and demonstrates why farming is so vital to our economy,” Arnold said. “It’s important to recognize the farms that have made such important contributions to our communities for so many years.”

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of farmers across the state. For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit


State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) represents portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.

A high-resolution photo of Arnold can be downloaded by clicking here.