Vaughn Family’s Farm of Putnam County Named a Hoosier Homestead

On August 12th at the Indiana State Fair, Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinley presented the Vaughn Family of Putnam County and 91 other families with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of there 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 more than 20 acres or produce more than $1000 of agricultural products per year. The award distinctions recognized are Centennial (100 years), Sesquicentennial (150 years) and Bicentennial (200 years). Notably, the Bicentennial Award was presented to four families during Friday’s ceremony. A congratulations goes out to the Vaughn family for joining the ranks of more than 5,000 Hoosier Homestead farms.

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