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

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, August 12, 2016

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

The Snodgeroth Farm, located in Benton County, has been in operation since 1888 and the Sims Farm, located in Fountain County, has been in operation since 1916. Both received Hoosier Homestead centennial awards during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.

“Indiana’s agriculture industry is a critical part of our economy,” Negele said. “Owning a farm for more than a century is a significant milestone and these families are truly worthy of this recognition.”

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. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) represents all of Benton County, and portions of Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties.

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