Rep. Morrison congratulates local family on long-standing farm

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Monday, March 9, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Alan Morrison (R-Terre Haute) congratulates the Pollard family from Parke County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the Indiana Statehouse.

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.

The Pollard Farm, located in Parke County, has been in operation since 1908. They received the centennial award for over 100 years of ownership.

“Operating a farm for more than 100 years is an incredible achievement and shows how dedicated the Pollard family is to maintaining Indiana’s rich agricultural heritage, which is commendable,” said Rep. Morrison. “I am honored to represent such an outstanding family that has worked hard for over a century to, not only maintain their farm, but support agriculture and grow the economy as well. 

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. Morrison represents all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay, Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.