Rep. Ziemke: Local farms honored at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Friday, August 12, 2016

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:

  • The Creighton Porter Farm, located in Fayette County, has been in operation since 1811 and received the bicentennial award;
  • The Keith E. & Lois J. Hubbell Farm, located in Fayette County, has been in operation since 1841 and received the sesquicentennial award;
  • The Meyer Farm, located in Franklin County, has been in operation since 1867 and received the centennial award;
  • The Leising Farm, located in Franklin County, has been in operation since 1865 and received the sesquicentennial award;
  • The Jeff & Jill Koch Farm, located in Franklin County, has been in operation since 1865 and received the sesquicentennial award; and
  • The Bruns Farm, located in Ripley County, has been in operation since 1866 and received the sesquicentennial award.

“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.

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State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents all of Fayette County, and portions of Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.

A high-resolution photo of Ziemke can be downloaded by clicking here.