Rush County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Rush County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:38 am

STATEHOUSE (March 26, 2019) – The Hodson Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 106 years, according to State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) and State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

Located in Rushville and in operation since 1913, the Hodson Farm received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“As a farmer, I know how much hard work goes into the upkeep of a family farm,” Leising said. “Congratulations to the Hodson family. Their years of dedication to this industry is inspirational and has truly paid off.”

“Any family that has been able to hold onto their farm for over 100 years deserves recognition for their achievement,” Saunders said. “They may grow the food, but they have to buy the seeds, fuel and equipment from someone. So not only are they supporting their family, they are also supporting their neighbors and their community.”

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. Families can qualify for the centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial award.

Each year, awards ceremonies are held in the spring and summer commemorating the achievements of farm families 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. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) represents Senate District 42, which includes

Rush County and portions of Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Ripley and Shelby counties.

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

which includes Henry County and portions of Rush and Wayne counties.

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CAPTIONLt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (back row, far left) and State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Hodson family Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Indiana Statehouse. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.