STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) — Six local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville).
These local families were honored during a ceremony at the State Fair:
“Farming plays a significant role in the economic success of our state as a whole,” Ziemke said. “I am grateful we are able to recognize six farms for their contributions to our community and state.”
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.
State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents all of Fayette County, and portions of Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.
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