INDIANAPOLIS - The state has presented the Hoosier Homestead Award to a record number of farms. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler honored 96 families with the Award at the Indiana State Fair over the weekend.

Hoosier Homestead farms must have been kept in the family for at least 100 consecutive years. They also produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products each year, or are more than 20 acres.

“The vast majority of farms in Indiana are family owned and operated,” Crouch said in a news release. “They are the foundation we rely on as a society, which is something we must never take for granted. It was an honor to recognize these families at the great Indiana State Fair.”

To view the full list of 2019 summer Hoosier Homestead Award recipients, click here