Local Farm Honored at the Statehouse

At the Indiana Statehouse Friday, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Director Ted McKinney presented 39 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of 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 more than 20 acres or produce more than $1000 of agricultural products per year. Based on the number of years, farms were eligible to receive the Centennial Award for 100 years of ownership, the Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years of ownership and the Bicentennial Award for 200 years of ownership. Notably, the Bicentennial Award was presented to one family during Friday’s ceremony. In Putnam County, the Hurst Farm was one of the 39 families that received this reward.

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