Local farms recognized in ‘Hoosier Homestead’ program

first_imgUnionGavin-Beck Family Homestead1823Centennial & Sesquicentennial LaPorteLloyd & Helen Steinke1855Sesquicentennial TiptonLeisure1907Centennial PulaskiWestphal1915Centennial MontgomeryOppy1898Centennial ClintonBradburn-Strain-Ceo1895Centennial FranklinKolb1917Centennial DeKalbHook1848Centennial & Sesquicentennial WellsLaymon1918Centennial FultonWalters-Duffey1904Centennial KosciuskoWaldbeser1906Centennial MarshallJohn Gibson1851Centennial & Sesquicentennial SpencerSinger/Scott1918Centennial ShelbyDake1918Centennial WabashMerrick1835Centennial & Sesquicentennial GrantKing1878Centennial DaviessRyan1867Sesquicentennial SpencerLee1855Centennial & Sesquicentennial MarshallMotz Family Farm1915Centennial RipleyTimke1888Centennial RandolphHobson1917Centennial DuboisMerkel1885Centennial HowardSchafer/Gingerich1865Centennial & Sesquicentennial HowardHollingsworth1853Sesquicentennial HuntingtonHosler1906Centennial FranklinMeyer Family Farm1867Centennial & Sesquicentennial JacksonTape Family1863Centennial RushFrancis Graham Farms Inc.1846Sesquicentennial JenningsFunke1867Sesquicentennial RipleyKohlman1867Sesquicentennial LakeHuseman1883Centennial LaPorteBrooks – Bartmess1860Sesquicentennial WabashWalters-Duffey1888Centennial WhitleyKerch1853Centennial & Sesquicentennia HuntingtonKillen1918Centennial ShelbyLinville1911Centennial FountainThomas1918Centennial FranklinRosfeld1855Centennial & Sesquicentennial CarrollReiff1918Centennial PulaskiChristensen1867Sesquicentennial RipleyHuber1867Centennial & Sesquicentennial WabashWalters-Duffey1915Centennial MadisonWright1917Centennial JayHutchens1861Sesquicentennial ElkhartCobb Family Farm1909Centennial FultonHendrickson1900Centennial GibsonKennedy Hill Farm1865Centennial & Sesquicentennial RipleyCrum1868Sesquicentennial WarrenAndrews1907Centennial ParkeWilkey1872Centennial HamiltonMarion E. House Farms, Inc.1917Centennial PutnamKenneth Wayne Mason1882Centennial DecaturThe Oesterling Homestead1909Centennial AllenVan Horn1911Centennial MiamiKendall1862Centennial & Sesquicentennial SteubenSugar Grove Farm1913Centennial RandolphThe Huffman Family Farm1918Centennial CarrollMills1861Sesquicentennial DuboisSchroeder1845Centennial & Sesquicentennial DecaturWilliam S. Emly1837Sesquicentennial SwitzerlandRomerill1917Centennial SwitzerlandCrandell1908Centennial Indianapolis, In. — At the Indiana Statehouse, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Director Bruce Kettler presented 65 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their commitment to Indiana agriculture.“Indiana agriculture keeps our economy thriving, and each year we are reminded of how rich our history is by the long list of award recipients,” Crouch said. “Because we have such a thriving farming community, Indiana is at the top of the nation for production and these long-standing farms keep us moving forward.”To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years, and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1000 of agricultural products per year. Indiana farms may qualify for three honors: Centennial Award for 100 years of ownership, Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years of ownership and the Bicentennial Award for 200 years of ownership.Since the program’s inception in 1976, more than 5,000 families have received the Hoosier Homestead Award.“For more than a century, these farming families have been providing Hoosiers and Americans with the food, fuel and fiber they need for their everyday lives,” Kettler said. “Each generation has learned to adapt and evaluate how to keep their farm successful with changing times and technology. It was an honor to celebrate them at the Statehouse.”Below is a list of the Hoosier Homestead Award recipients honored during the spring 2018 ceremony: Farm CountyAward NameHomesteadDateType of Award WarrenInez F. McDermond1904Centennial WabashSwihart Long1907Centennial TippecanoeClaude, Harold, & Ruth Boesch1917Centenniallast_img

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