Local farms earn ‘legacy’ honors

Local farms earn ‘legacy’ honors

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 55 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award, recognizing their commitment to Indiana agriculture.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 more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year.“Agriculture is very much a family affair, with roughly 97 percent of farms family-owned and operated nationwide,” Crouch said. “For generations, these families have been foundational to the social and economic advancement of Indiana, and recognizing their legacy today was a tremendous honor.” DecaturFry1916Centennial ClarkRichard M. Myers, Sr. & Larry N. Myers1848Sesquicentennial DecaturS & G Seeds, LLC.1918Centennial FayetteSykes1845Centennial & Sesquicentennial RushHodson1913Centennial RipleyRaab1866Sesquicentennialcenter_img Farm CountyAward NameHomesteadDateType of Award RipleyMerkel1864Centennial & Sesquicentennial RipleyJager1866Centennial & Sesquicentennial ClarkMartin1907Centennial ClarkMcKinley/Roberts/Hoke1877Centenniallast_img

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