Two Clay City farms receive Hoosier Homestead Awards

Two Clay City farms receive Hoosier Homestead Awards

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, August 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2018) — Two Clay City family farms were recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) and State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute).

The Groover Farm, located in Clay County and in operation since 1867, was presented a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award.

“Indiana’s agriculture industry has a huge impact on every Hoosier’s day-to-day life,” Bassler said. “It’s important to recognize these families who have carried on agricultural traditions for over 100 years. Congratulations!”

The Schlegel Farm, located in Clay County and in operation since 1886, was presented a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“Indiana is ranked as one of the highest-producing agriculture states in the nation,” Heaton said. “The vast majority of Hoosier farms are family-owned and offer a wide variety of products, which is helping to grow our economy. Congratulations and thank you to our local families who support our communities.”

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.

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State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) represents Senate District 39, which includes Daviess, Greene, Martin and Sullivan counties, and portions of Clay, Knox and Owen counties.

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

 

State Rep. Bob Heaton (R- Terre Haute) represents House District 46, which includes portions of Clay, Monroe, Owen and Vigo counties.

A high-resolution photo of Heaton can be found here.

PHOTO CAPTION: Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (far left) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Groover family on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

 

PHOTO CAPTION: Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler (far left) and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (far right) present a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Schlegel family on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.