Rep. Eberhart: Local farm honored at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, August 12, 2016 4:00 pm

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) – The Raisner-Wood Family Farm was recognized on Friday with a Hoosier Homestead award for 100 years of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).

Located in Hancock County, the Raesner-Wood Family Farm has been in operation since 1916. The farm received the Hoosier Homestead centennial award during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.

“Indiana’s agriculture industry brings more than $44 billion and 190,000 jobs to the state,” Eberhart said. “The Raesner-Wood Farm made a significant investment in Indiana and have kept the tradition of family farms alive for a century. This is a great honor deserving of recognition.”

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

Two award ceremonies are held each year, in the spring and the summer, to commemorate the achievements of 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. Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.

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