The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has presented 39 families with Hoosier Homestead Awards. The designations honor farms owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years. More than 5,000 families have received Hoosier Homestead Awards since 1976.

To be eligible for the award, farms must produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year. 24 Centennial Awards, marking 100 years of ownership, 19 Sesquicentennial Awards, marking 150 years of ownership and one Bicentennial Award, marking 200 years of ownership. Some families earned more than one award.

Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says the families play a big part in "continuing Indiana's legacy as an agricultural leader," with the industry contributing $31 billion to Indiana's economy.

The 2017 spring winners are:

Adams

Daniel Roth

1866

Sesquicentennial

Bartholomew

Glenn & Nellie Glick

1846

Sesquicentennial

Bartholomew

Original Speaker Lane Farm

1908

Centennial

Clark

Clifton Eve/Elizabeth Weidner Family Farm

1915

Centennial

Clark

Dreyer

1865

Sesquicentennial

Decatur

Deniston

1866

Sesquicentennial

Decatur

Evans

1834

Sesquicentennial

Dubois

Balsmeyer Family Farm

1853

Centennial

Dubois

Balsmeyer Family Farm

1853

Sesquicentennial

Dubois

Egler

1841

Centennial

Dubois

Egler

1841

Sesquicentennial

Dubois

Leo C. Welp

1916

Centennial

Floyd

Sperzel

1915

Centennial

Floyd

Collins -  Taylor - Jacobi

1816

Bicentennial

Fountain

Alford

1907

Centennial

Franklin

Beneker

1887

Centennial

Harrison

Hausz

1903

Centennial

Henry

Lacy Homestead Farm

1864

Sesquicentennial

Howard

Fleming

1857

Sesquicentennial

Jackson

Wischmeier/Wehmiller

1866

Sesquicentennial

Jay

Bricher

1863

Centennial

Jay

Bricher

1863

Sesquicentennial

Jay

Journay Homestead, Wanda Lou & Merle Stewart

1887

Centennial

Jay

Charles Muhlenkamp

1915

Centennial

Jay

Young

1863

Sesquicentennial

Jefferson

Owens

1916

Centennial

Knox

Otten

1859

Sesquicentennial

Marshall

Mishler

1860

Sesquicentennial

Monroe

Pafford

1866

Sesquicentennial

Noble

The Coats Family Farm

1849

Sesquicentennial

Perry

Casey

1867

Sesquicentennial

Putnam

Hurst

1886

Centennial

Ripley

Jesse Donald Meinders

1878

Centennial

Ripley

Schneider

1898

Centennial

Rush

Cole

1882

Centennial

Rush

Cole

1895

Centennial

Spencer

Kirby Baum

1860

Centennial

Spencer

Kirby Baum

1860

Sesquicentennial

Spencer

Schaaf/Hay

1892

Centennial

Starke

Luedtke Dairy Farm

1896

Centennial

Tipton

Gall

1916

Centennial

Tipton

Kirkendall Family Farm

1894

Centennial

Wabash

Orville & Phyllis Brodt

1879

Centennial

White

Godlove

1863

Sesquicentennial

For more information about the Hoosier Homestead Awards, please visit www.isda.in.gov. Photos from today's ceremony will be posted to ISDA's Flickr page by Wednesday, April 12, 2017.