Rep. Braun congratulates local families on long-standing farms

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, August 14, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Mike Braun (R-Jasper) congratulates the Danhafer and Fuhs families of Dubois County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Indiana State Fair.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farming families who have owned and operated the same farm for 100 years or more. Families who have owned a farm for 100 years were presented with centennial awards, while those with 150 and 200 years of ownership were presented with sesquicentennial and bicentennial awards respectively.

The Danhafer Farm, located in Dubois County, has been in operation since 1913. They received the centennial award for 100 years of ownership. The Fuhs family owns three farms, also in Dubois County, which have been in operation since 1861, 1889 and 1910. They received one sesquicentennial award for 150 years of ownership and two centennial awards.

“I applaud the Danhafer and Fuhs families for their contributions to our state’s agricultural industry,” said Rep. Braun. “Owning and operating a farm for over 100 years is a great achievement, and I am proud they were able to represent our local farming community at the state fair.”

The program was established in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions made by farming families to Indiana’s economy, reputation and overall advancement. Since its inauguration, the program has recognized more than 5,000 farms for their dedication to Hoosier agriculture.

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. For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit


Rep. Braun (R-Jasper) represents portions of Daviess, Dubois, Pike and Martin Counties.