STATEHOUSE (March 10, 2021) – A longstanding Wabash County farm was recently presented a Hoosier Homestead award for being in operation for more than 150 years, according to State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw).
Located in North Manchester, the Schilling Farm has been in operation since 1854 and received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award.
"Running a farm is no easy job," said Snow, who works in the agriculture industry. "To do so for 150 years takes tremendous perseverance and resilience. Family farms like the Schilling's play a vital role in supporting our state's economy and contribute to our strong agricultural heritage."
The Schilling Farm was among 51 farms recognized at the Indiana State Museum for their commitment to Indiana agriculture.
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 centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial awards.
Each year, two 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 in.gov/isda/2337.htm.
State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) represents House District 18, which
includes Wabash County and portions of Kosciusko, Grant and Miami counties.
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