Rep. Ziemke congratulates local family on long-standing farm

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, March 6, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) congratulates the Kreuzman family from Franklin 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 Kreuzman farm, located in Batesville, has been in operation since 1884. They received the Centennial Award for 100 years of ownership. 

“I applaud the Kreuzman family for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award and dedicating over 100 years to Indiana agriculture,” said Rep. Ziemke. “After knowing the Kreuzmans for many years now, their commitment to agriculture is second to none and ensures this industry, which is vital to our economy, remains strong. Their hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated and deserving of this recognition.”

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


Rep. Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents portions of Rush, Fayette, Franklin, Ripley and Decatur counties. She serves as Vice Chair of the Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee. She also serves on the Courts and Criminal Code Committee and Select Committee on Government Reduction.