updated: 8/9/2012 8:16:33 AM
Seventy-five Indiana farm families can call themselves Hoosier Homestead recipients. Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman presented the awards at the Indiana State Fair to producers who have continuously operated a family farm for 100 or 150 years.
The full list of winners can be viewed by clicking here.
August 8, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today Lt. Governor Becky Skillman recognized 75 families with the Hoosier Homestead Award. The ceremony took place in the Indiana Farm Bureau Building Auditorium at the Indiana State Fair.
Of the 75 Hoosier Homestead recipients, 46 received the Centennial Award for keeping their farm in their family for more than 100 years and 29 received the Sesquicentennial Award for more than 150 years.
“Although agricultural practices have changed, each family’s commitment and stewardship of the family farm has not,” Lt. Governor Becky Skillman said. “Even during challenging times, including this drought, farmers prove they are of hardy stock. We celebrate their perseverance, and the impact they all have on our daily lives.”
To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years and consist of 20 acres or more or produce at least $1,000 worth of agricultural products per year. The award was created to recognize the contribution these family farms have made to the economic, cultural and social advancements of Indiana.
A complete list of the August 2012 recipients is available on the Indiana State Department of Agriculture website.
Source: Indiana Department of Agriculture