Tipton farm receives Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair

Tipton farm receives Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Thursday, August 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2018) — The Achenbach Farm was recently recognized at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years, according to State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) and State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

The Achenbach Farm, located in Tipton and in operation since 1918, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award during a special ceremony on Friday, Aug. 10.

“Family farms like the Achenbach Farm significantly contribute to our communities and state,” Buck said. “Their dedication and hard work passed down from generation to generation helps maintain Indiana’s rich agricultural roots.”

“This program began in 1976 as a way for the state to recognize the vital role of these longstanding farm families,” Cook said. “Those who devote their lives to the agricultural industry contribute greatly to Indiana’s economic, cultural and social advancements. We all benefit from their hard work and dedication.”

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, 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 www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.


State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) represents Senate District 21, which includes Howard and Tipton counties and portions of Grant, Hamilton and Clinton counties.

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

State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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