Rep. Ubelhor: Local families recognized for longstanding farms

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Start Date:  8/14/2012  Start Time:  12:00 AM
End Date:  8/14/2012  End Time:  11:59 PM
STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) congratulates the Chambers family from Sullivan County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay at the Indiana State Fair last week.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families with farms that have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more. Forty-six centennial awards were given for 100 years of ownership and 29 sesquicentennial awards recognized 150 years.

The Chambers Farm, located in Shelburn, Ind., has been in operation since 1841. The Chamber family received the sesquicentennial award for over 150 years of ownership.

The program began in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions these families have made to Indiana agriculture. More than 5,000 farms have been recognized since the program was established.

“The Chambers’ commitment to Indiana’s agriculture deserves great recognition,” said Rep. Ubelhor. “Their farm is a true Hoosier icon, and I hope they continue to build on their family’s legacy for many more prosperous generations.” 

Two award ceremonies are held each year – one at the Statehouse in February and one at the State Fair in August.
For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit


Rep. Ubelhor represents parts of Greene, Martin, Lawrence and Orange Counties.