Local farm recipient of Hoosier Homestead Award

Area legislators announced one of the latest recipients of the Hoosier Homestead Award at the State Fair today.

This award recognizes farms that have been owned or maintained by the same family for at least 100 years or more.

The Homestead Award Program honors families that have had significant contributions to Indiana agriculture.

Represented by State Senator Erin Houchin and State Representative Stephen Bartels, the Wagner Farm in Dubois County was awarded the Sesquicentennial Award at the State Fair.

To be named a Hoosier Homestead, a farm must be owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years or consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products per year.

The award distinctions are Centinel, Sesquincentinnial, and Bicentennial for 100, 150 and 200 years respectively.

Two Hoosier Homestead award ceremonies are held year-one at the Statehouse in March and one at the State Fair in August.

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