Wabash County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Wabash County farm recognized at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, March 29, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2019) – The Dennis Keith Gilbert Farm was recently recognized at the Statehouse for being in operation for 100 years, according to State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) and State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw).

The Dennis Keith Gilbert Farm, located in Andrews and in operation since 1919, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“Indiana’s rich agricultural history is full of dedicated families like this one,” Wolkins said. “Farmers must wear many ‘hats’ so their business may survive and thrive. That makes the length of time this farm has been in business an impressive feat. Many generations have had to tend to the farm and keep it growing and up-to-date with the industry.”

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. 

“Hard-working farmers play an incredibly important role in our community, working sun-up to sun-down to ensure our families have food to eat,” Zay said. “Their unwavering commitment to this industry should not go unnoticed, and I look forward to seeing the Dennis Keith Gilbert Farm continue to succeed.”

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. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) represents Wabash

County and portions of Grant, Huntington and Whitley counties.

Click here for a high-resolution photo of Zay.

 

State Rep. Dave Wolkins (R-Auburn) represents all of

Wabash County and portions of Kosciusko, Miami and Grant counties.

Click here for a high-resolution photo of Wolkins.

CAPTION:  Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch (second from the left) presents a Hoosier Homestead Award to the Dennis Keith Gilbert 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.