Washburne: Local farms honored at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Friday, August 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                Aug. 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2016) — Three Gibson County farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 150 year of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Tom Washburne (R-Darmstadt).

These farms were honored at the Indiana State Fair when they received their sesquicentennial awards:

  • The Bertram farm has been in operation since 1865.
  • The Hopkins farm has been in operation since 1865.
  • The Russell farm has been in operation since 1851.

All of the farms are located in Gibson County and received sesquicentennial awards.

“These families have been contributing to the state’s economy for more than 150 years,” Washburne said. “Congratulations to these families for their hard work and dedication. A century and a half of family perseverance is a testimony to us all.”

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

The local families were recognized during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.

Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in the spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of farmers across the state. For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.htm.


Rep. Washburne represents Gibson, portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.

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