Rep. Nisly: 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. Curt Nisly (R-Goshen).

The Morehouse Farm, located in Elkhart County, has been in operation since 1866 and the Teeple Farm, located in Kosciusko County, has been in operation since 1851. Both received Hoosier Homestead sesquicentennial awards.

“Agriculture plays a significant role in the economic success of our state as a whole,” Nisly said. “The hard work and dedication these families have invested in the agriculture industry is greatly appreciated by all Hoosiers.”

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

These local families were recognized during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.

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. Curt Nisly (R-Goshen) represents portions of Elkhart and Kosciusko counties.

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