Williams Family from Madison County who received a bicentennial award. (photo courtesy: ISDA)

Nearly 70 Hoosier farm families have received the Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their commitment to Indiana agriculture. The awards were presented by Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler.

To be named a Hoosier Homestead, the ISDA says farms must be kept in the same family for at least 100 consecutive years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year.

The ISDA says farms are eligible for three different award distinctions; the Centennial Award for 100 years, the Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years or the Bicentennial Award for 200 years of ownership.

“It is hard to put into words the value these farming families have provided to their communities, our state and the Indiana agricultural industry since the formation of their farms,” Kettler said. “It is my utmost pleasure to honor these longstanding families for their dedication to providing the feed, food and fuel necessary to sustain our state.”

Nearly 6,000 families have received the Hoosier Homestead Award since its inception in 1976.

Recipients include:

CountyAward nameAward yearAward type
AdamsVerlin J. Bulmahn1871Sesquicentennial
AdamsSheets1847Sesquicentennial
BartholomewBurbrink1902Centennial
BartholomewDallas & Hazel Kreinhagen1839Sesquicentennial
BentonMcNeil1921Centennial
BentonGilbert1920Centennial
BlackfordKitterman1856Sesquicentennial
BooneTurpin1895Centennial
CarrollNorth1898Centennial
ClayFisher1862Sesquicentennial
ClintonGarrett1919Centennial
ClintonDouglass1886Centennial
ClintonCouden/Wilson1918Centennial
DearbornBulach1909Centennial
DearbornKuebel/McCarty1855Sesquicentennial
DeKalbLautzenhiser1864Sesquicentennial
DeKalbMyers1899Centennial
DelawarePursifull1913Centennial
DuboisOscar Hochgesang1910Centennial
DuboisMutchman1872Sesquicentennial
DuboisStenftenagel1918Centennial
FranklinFledderman1922Centennial
FranklinJoseph & Madaline Niedenthal1919Centennial 
FranklinMiddendorf-Goldsmith1858Sesquicentennial
HamiltonMcClintick1829Sesquicentennial
HancockBoyd1851Sesquicentennial
HarrisonWolfe1889Centennial
HarrisonBickel, Seitz, Stewart & Webster1888Centennial
HowardKingseed1848Sesquicentennial
HuntingtonDetamore1904Centennial
JacksonMoenning1851Sesquicentennial
KosciuskoClay1913Centennial
LaPorteHagenow1891Centennial
MadisonWilliams1822Bicentennial
MadisonHodson1837Sesquicentennial
MarionFredrick Wampner1841Sesquicentennial
MiamiYoars1870Sesquicentennial
MontgomeryLarry Joe & Debra Ann Carter1831Sesquicentennial
MontgomeryBymaster1837Sesquicentennial
MontgomerySpitznagel1920Centennial
OhioVorbroker1872Sesquicentennial
OrangeEmerson & Ella Bishop and Frentz1919Centennial
OwenJordan1869Sesquicentennial
OwenJordan1869Sesquicentennial
ParkeBryant1852Sesquicentennial
ParkeCrooks1848Sesquicentennial
ParkeHartman1822Bicentennial
PoseyKenneth & Mary Seebode1861Sesquicentennial
PulaskiSelmer1872Sesquicentennial
RandolphDonald R. & Myrna L. Peacock1837Sesquicentennial
RipleyJohn W. & Emo Vestal1902Centennial
RipleySimon1915Centennial
RushArnold1821Bicentennial
RushCollins/Addison1825Sesquicentennial
RushDaubenspeck1830Sesquicentennial
ScottFaris1870Sesquicentennial
SpencerHuppert-Geiss1853Sesquicentennial
SpencerCollins1918Centennial
TippecanoeOsborn1896Centennial
TippecanoeShelle1920Centennial
WabashWillcox-Stout1914Centennial
WarrenHunter1886Centennial
WarrenGeorge B. Clawson1875Centennial
WarrickGodeke1920Centennial
WayneJackson1853Sesquicentennial
WellsBonham1896Centennial
WellsReed1871Sesquicentennial
WellsHatfield/Shutt1871Sesquicentennial
WhiteMcMullen/Thomas1917Centennial
WhitleySauers1872Sesquicentennial