Rep. Davisson congratulates local families on long-standing farms

Posted by: Lindsay Devlin  | Friday, August 14, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Steve Davisson (R-Salem) congratulates local families from Jackson 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 with 100 years of ownership were presented with centennial awards, while those with 150 and 200 years of ownership were presented with sesquicentennial and bicentennial awards respectively.

The following list includes the local families from Jackson County which all received centennial awards:

  • The Mark Miller Farm has been in operation since 1910.
  • The Leroy Miller Farm has been in operation since 1891.
  • The Lahrman Farm has been in operation since 1905.

“These families have made significant contributions to the agriculture industry in our state, and because of their hard work and devotion, Indiana’s reputation as a leader in agriculture remains strong,” said Rep. Davisson. “Agriculture is the backbone of Indiana’s economy and it is families like the Millers and Lahrmans that keep it thriving.”

The program was established in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions made by these 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 www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.

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Rep. Davisson represents all of Washington County and portions of Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Clark and Harrison counties.

Note to the Editor: Attached and below is a photo of the Mark Miller family accepting their Hoosier Homestead Award.

Note to the Editor: Attached and below is a photo of the Leroy Miller family accepting their Hoosier Homestead Award.

Note to the Editor: Attached and below is a photo of the Lahrman family accepting their Hoosier Homestead Award.