Young: Local farm receives Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair

Young: Local farm receives Hoosier Homestead Award at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, August 20, 2018 8:35 am

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 20, 2018) — The William O. Canary Farm was recently recognized at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 120 years, according to State Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus) and State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin). 

The William O. Canary Farm, located in Johnson County and in operation since 1898, was presented a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“Congratulations to the William O. Canary Farm on this impressive feat,” Walker said. “Farming is an integral part of Indiana’s heritage and economy, and operating a farm for well over 100 years is a true testament to this family’s hard work and dedication to our state.” 

“Family farms provide so much to our state,” Young said. “With more than 80 percent of Indiana land being farmland and forests, the Hoosier economy relies heavily on the farming community for jobs, services and locally grown products. Congratulations to the William O. Canary Farm, and thank you for your commitment to our community.” 

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, award 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. Greg Walker (R-Columbus) represents Senate District 41,

which includes portions of Bartholomew and Johnson counties.

Click here for a high-resolution photo of Walker.

 

State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin) represents House District 47,

which includes portions of Johnson and Morgan counties.

PICTURED: 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 William O. Canary 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.