Local family farms recognized

first_imgHowardEller1905Centennial AdamsKruetzman1891Centennial AllenBradtmueller1902Centennial WellsDavid Werling1916Centennial RipleyKegley1865Sesquicentennial BartholomewBurbrink – Schroer1910Centennial HarrisonDeatrick/Lind1915Centennial NobleFrank E. & Evelyn J. Evers1854Sesquicentennial WhiteSheets1918Centennial FranklinBurk1918Centennial KosciuskoWhetstone1842Centennial & Sesquicentennial CrawfordCrecelius1918Centennial FranklinObermeyer1891Centennial MadisonMarshall & Margaret Gwinn Farm1917Centennial ClarkJames A. Kruer1893Centennial BartholomewO’Neal1918Centennial ShelbyWeintraut1891Centennial ClaySchlegel1886Centennial LaPorteThomas1918Centennial BartholomewArnholt – Smith1890Centennial JasperPutt1902Centennial AllenYoder1918Centennial DecaturJonathan C. & Sara A. Galbraith1848Sesquicentennial CassCynthia Lynn (Smith) Beckom & Amanda Lynn Beckom1844Sesquicentennial DeKalbMorr1900Centennial JasperGuth/Waibel1899Centennial LawrenceRobert G. Stipp1849Sesquicentennial DuboisVictor A. Beckman1849Centennial & Sesquicentennial MarshallGottschalk1858Centennial & Sesquicentennial HenryKautz – Query1918Centennial DeKalbBowman & Bowman Farms, Inc.1873Centennial SullivanDavis1918Centennial FranklinStenger1901Centennial HamiltonJoseph Wheeler1851Centennial & Sesquicentennial CassGreen1918Centennial HarrisonChuck & Sandy Hess1854Centennial & Sesquicentennial CrawfordPerry Crecelius1918Centennial MarshallSahlhoff1887Centennial WayneAlexander1897Centennial MontgomeryMoser Farm1917Centennial WayneMartin1909Centennial HancockGarst1918Centennial UnionHawley – Brookbank1865Centennial & Sesquicentennial MartinBillings1918Centennial OhioDennis1868Sesquicentennial MadisonSandra S. Swindell — W.H.S. Farm1908Centennialcenter_img Indianapolis, In. — At the Indiana State Fair, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler honored 88 families with the Hoosier Homestead Award for their longstanding 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 in size or produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year.“I want to congratulate all of the recipients of this prestigious award,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Our state, economically and socially, depends on our farming families, and we owe a great deal to the work they do.”Families are eligible for three different distinctions of the Hoosier Homestead Award, based on age of the farm. They are Centennial (100 years), Sesquicentennial (150 years) and Bicentennial (200 years).Since the program’s inception in 1976, more than 5,500 families have received the award.“Keeping any business in operation for more than 100 years is no small accomplishment, let alone in the same family,” Kettler said. “There is something special about generational farming in Indiana, and it was an honor to recognize these families—their legacy—at the great Indiana State Fair.”The following list includes the 2018 summer Hoosier Homestead Award recipients: DecaturFry1887Centennial MadisonAshton1864Sesquicentennial JenningsGraham1815Bicentennial JenningsHorstman1878Centennial JohnsonWilliam O. Canary1898Centennial OhioSommer1918Centennial CassMcIntosh – McMillen1868Sesquicentennial HowardE. Wesley Smith1848Centennial & Sesquicentennial DuboisJoshua J. Himsel1887Centennial HowardTarkington1918Centennial DeKalbHines1836Sesquicentennial JacksonM & M Wischmeier1915Centennial WellsPowell1916Centennial ClayGroover1867Sesquicentennial DaviessHunter – Nolan1818Bicentennial WhiteLemming1894Centennial RipleyBrunsman – Moster1905Centennial CassRobert & Mary Apple Kitchel1917Centennial MadisonJames Steven Doty1868Sesquicentennial TiptonAchenbach1918Centennial NobleThe Scheurich1866Centennial & Sesquicentennial FultonKline – Wagoner1876Centennial DearbornHartman1918Centennial BartholomewReinking – Smith1856Sesquicentennial PulaskiJarman1901Centennial RandolphJordan1834Sesquicentennial DeKalbNelson Family LLC1868Sesquicentennial OrangeDavid & Jessica Watts1860Centennial & Sesquicentennial RushGray1863Sesquicentennial HamiltonHaughey1882Centennial SpencerSeger1915Centennial DuboisWeisman1866Sesquicentennial MadisonJarrell1917Centennial LaGrangeRobert Thompson1885Centennial HamiltonFlanders/Sheller Farms1865Sesquicentennial ClintonNeed Family Farms1916Centennial FranklinSiefert1869Centennial BrownRoark Brown County Family Farm1910Centennial HowardFisher1847Sesquicentennial WhiteHumphreys1883Centennial WellsMinnich1872Centennial LaPorteHickory Grove Farm/Mohlke Family1918Centennial Families are recognized semiannually — at the Indiana Statehouse in the spring and at the Indiana State Fair in the fall.last_img

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