Tipton farm recognized at the Statehouse

Tipton farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, March 25, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 25, 2019) – The Newlon Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for more than 150 years, according to State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) and State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Located in Tipton and in operation since 1849, the Newlon Farm received the Hoosier Homestead Centennial and Sesquicentennial Awards.

“Every year, more than $31 billion in agriculture-related sales are made in Indiana,” said Buck. “For over 150 years, the Newlon Farm has contributed to this success, helping Indiana’s agriculture industry and their local communities thrive.”

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.

“For a farm to remain within the same family for 150 years is no small accomplishment,” Cook said. “It takes hard work and a continued investment in Indiana’s agriculture industry and economy to make it this far and that dedication should not go unnoticed.”

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

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.

PHOTO CAPTION:  Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far left) and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler (right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Newlon Farm 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.