Rep. Saunders: Local farm honored at the Statehouse

Rep. Saunders: Local farm honored at the Statehouse

Posted by: Peter Hoffman and Abigail Campbell  | Friday, April 7, 2017

STATEHOUSE (April 7, 2017) — State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) and State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) today honored a locally owned family farm for being in operation for more than 150 years.

The Lacy Homestead Farm, located in Henry County, was recognized at the Statehouse with a Hoosier Homestead award for over 150 years of family farm ownership.

The Lacy Homestead Farm has been in operation since 1864 and received a sesquicentennial award.

“This family has contributed to Indiana’s agricultural industry for over 150 years,” Eckerty said. “It is families like these who preserve our farming culture across the state, and I am proud to have them in our community.”

“Ninety-eight percent of Indiana farms are family owned and they are a big reason why our state is a national leader when it comes to agriculture,” Saunders said. “Owning a farm for more than 100 years is no small task and I congratulate Linda Gibson and everyone else who has been involved with the success of the Lacy Homestead Farm.”

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 www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.

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State Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) represents Senate District 26, which includes

portions of Delaware, Henry and Madison counties. 

State Rep. Saunders (R-Lewisville) represents House District 54, which includes

Henry County and portions of Rush and Wayne counties. 

Above is a photo of the award recipients from the Lacy Homestead Farm accepting the Hoosier Homestead Award.