Zent: Local farms honored at the Indiana State Fair

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, August 15, 2016 9:00 am


STATEHOUSE (Aug. 15, 2016) — Two local farms were recognized on Friday with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership, according to State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola).

The Phillips Farm, located in Steuben County, has been in operation since 1914 and received the centennial award. The Fought Farm, located in LaGrange County, has been in operation since 1852 and received the sesquicentennial award.

“Agriculture plays a vital role in our economy,” Zent said. “Farming operations like these provide jobs to hardworking Hoosiers while putting food on our tables. I wish these two families continued success for years to come.”

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

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

Two awards ceremonies are held each year, in 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