STATEHOUSE– Longstanding Fulton County farms recently received Hoosier Homestead awards for being in operation for 100 years or more, according to local legislators.
“Farming takes a lot of knowledge, hard work and dedication to one’s craft,” said State Rep. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen). “There are many long days and nights for families on the farm, and it’s great to see their commitment being recognized with this award.”
Located in Fulton County, these farms were presented Hoosier Homestead awards:
- The Burton Farm, in operation since 1919, received the centennial award;
- The Wagoner-Tobey-Eizinger Farm, in operation since 1920, received the centennial award; and
- The Walsh Farm, in operation since 1898, received the centennial award.
These farm families were among more than 100 awardees recently recognized at the Indiana State Fair for their commitment to Indiana agriculture.
“Farmers have always been, and continue to be, a key part of Indiana’s rich history and economic success,” said State Rep. Ethan Manning (R-Logansport). “Our community is fortunate to have so many families keeping the Hoosier farming tradition alive and thriving.”
Farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more can qualify for centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial Hoosier Homestead awards.
“Operating for a century requires perseverance and a true commitment for supporting our communities,” said State Sen. Stacey Donato (R-Logansport). “These families have shown true dedication to serving Hoosiers for over 100 years, and I congratulate them on their outstanding achievement.”
Each year, two awards ceremonies are held in the spring and summer commemorating the achievements of farm families across the state. Since its inception in 1976, more than 5,800 farms received the designation of Hoosier Homestead.
For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit in.gov/isda.
SOURCE: News release from Indiana House Republicans