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

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

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, August 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 16, 2018) — The Robert Thompson Farm was recognized Friday at the Indiana State Fair for being in operation for 133 years, according to State Sen. Susan Glick (R-LaGrange) and State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola).

The Robert Thompson Farm, located in LaGrange County and in operation since 1885, received a Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award.

“Congratulations to the Robert Thompson family on the ownership of their farm for 100 years,” Glick said. “The State of Indiana and rural America were settled by pioneers who envisioned a future for themselves and generations yet to come. Through hard work and monumental struggles, families like the Thompsons have preserved that portion of the American dream. This family farm’s Hoosier Homestead Award is a significant achievement worthy of commemorating.”

“Over 100,000 Hoosier jobs are supported by Indiana agriculture,” Zent said. “Family-owned farms like the Robert Thompson Farm contribute to sustaining Indiana’s resources while fueling economic growth throughout our state.”

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. Susan Glick (R-LaGrange) represents Senate District 13, which includes

LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and portions of Dekalb County.

State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) represents House District 51, which

includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.