Nearly 100 farm families receive century farming award

Sunday, August 11th, 2019 9:23am

By Indiana State Department of Agriculture release

Record number of farms presented with the Hoosier Homestead Award

Friday at the Indiana State Fair, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 96 farming families with the Hoosier Homestead Award, setting a new record in the program's 40-year history.

To be named a Hoosier Homestead, the farm had to be kept in the family for at least 100 consecutive years, and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year.

Since the program was established in 1976, more than 5,600 families have received the award.

“The vast majority of farms in Indiana are family owned and operated,” Crouch said. “They are the foundation we rely on as a society, which is something we must never take for granted. It was an honor to recognize these families at the great Indiana State Fair.”

Families were eligible for three different award distinctions. Based on the age of the farm, they received the Centennial Award for 100 years, Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years or Bicentennial Award for 200 years of ownership.

Notably, the Bicentennial Award was presented to five families during Friday’s ceremony.

“Seeing so many generational farming families all in one place was truly humbling,” Kettler said. “They are the lifeblood of our state, and recognizing their legacy and perseverance today was a tremendous honor.”

The following list includes the 2019 summer Hoosier Homestead Award recipients.

County

Award Name

Homestead Date

Award Type

Allen

James & Deborah Roth

1919

Centennial

Bartholomew

Burney

1918

Centennial

Bartholomew

Guinn

1836

Sesquicentennial

Bartholomew

Larry Speaker

1908

Centennial

Bartholomew

Thayer

1854

Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Benton

Roberts

1912

Centennial

Boone

McDonald

1857

Sesquicentennial

Boone

Peabody/Batts

1908

Centennial

Cass

Mills

1919

Centennial

Cass

Personett

1902

Centennial

Cass

Richardson - Weideman

1844

Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Cass

Wilson and Mills

1919

Centennial

Clay

McCullough

1905

Centennial

Clay

Mercer - Summers

1918

Centennial

Clay

Peavey - Wolf

1858

Sesquicentennial

Davies

Cottee

1863

Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Davies

Singleton - Ward - Barber

1869

Sesquicentennial

Dearborn

Hopping

1816

Centennial, Sesquicentennial & Bicentennial

Decatur

Kirchhoff

1919

Centennial

Delaware

Marion & Alma Russell

1919

Centennial

Dubois

Schuler Temple

1901

Centennial

Dubois

Wagner

1869

Sesquicentennial

Elkhart

Lutes

1910

Centennial

Elkhart

Umbaugh

1874

Centennial

Fayette

Jack & Milah Frost

1819

Bicentennial

Floyd

Buechler

1906

Centennial

Franklin

Fledderman

1918

Centennial

Franklin

Logan

1919

Centennial

Franklin

Siefert

1869

Sesquicentennial

Gibson

Block & Dawson

1919

Centennial

Gibson

John Boeglin

1919

Centennial

Hamilton

Mosbaugh

1842

Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Hancock

Troy

1901

Centennial

Hancock

William D. Addison & Family

1906

Centennial

Hendricks

Garner

1858

Sesquicentennial

Hendricks

Ross

1831

Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Hendricks

Wyeth

1919

Centennial

Henry

Frazier - Chambers - Rifner

1851

Sesquicentennial

Henry

Richey

1919

Centennial

Howard

Hite

1863

Sesquicentennial

Howard

Hite

1903

Centennial

Howard

Kurtz

1919

Centennial

Howard

McDaniel - Petro

1886

Centennial

Huntington

Simon

1919

Centennial

Jackson

Bishop

1914

Centennial

Jackson

Goecker (Pfenning)

1857

Sesquicentennial

Jackson

Rieckers

1852

Sesquicentennial

Jasper

Odom

1878

Centennial

Jasper

Roberts

1919

Centennial

Jasper

Streitmatter

1919

Centennial

Jasper

Zimmer - Steinke

1910

Centennial

Jay

Green Acres Family Farm

1918

Centennial

Jennings

Elsner

1919

Centennial

LaGrange

Weaver

1866

Sesquicentennial

Lake

Bryant & Dowd

1854

Sesquicentennial

Madison

Holtzleiter

1918

Centennial

Marshall

Norris

1917

Centennial

Marshall

Stanley Weiss

1888

Centennial

Miami

Butt

1888

Centennial

Miami

Butt

1915

Centennial

Miami

Kunkle

1908

Centennial

Montgomery

Myers - Fruits

1918

Centennial

Morgan

Barbara J. & Neal W. Harder

1868

Sesquicentennial

Noble

Wilkinson

1919

Centennial

Noble

Riddle

1866

Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Noble

Shultz

1919

Centennial

Owen

Barton

1863

Sesquicentennial

Parke

Clarence & Gladys Pyle Family

1919

Centennial

Parke

Summers

1912

Centennial

Posey

Happe - Winiger

1917

Centennial

Posey

Vernon F. Blankenberger

1919

Centennial

Pulaski

Kline

1851

Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Randolph

Raymond K. Miller

1917

Centennial

Randolph

Runner

1918

Centennial

Ripley

Narwold

1866

Sesquicentennial

Ripley

Naylor

1846

Sesquicentennial

Ripley

Obendorf

1865

Sesquicentennial

Ripley

Otte/Webster

1866

Sesquicentennial

Rush

Mahan

1918

Centennial

Scott

Smith

1817

Sesquicentennial & Bicentennial

Spencer

Mehling

1919

Centennial

Spencer

Patmore

1919

Centennial

Steuben

Pfafman

1919

Centennial

Sullivan

Peterson

1853

Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Sullivan

Wallace

1844

Centennial & Sesquicentennial

Switzerland

Hall

1908

Centennial

Tippecanoe

Klutzke

1916

Centennial

Vigo

Barbour Family LLC

1819

Centennial, Sesquicentennial & Bicentennial

Vigo

Fitzpatrick

1858

Sesquicentennial

Wabash

Floor

1918

Centennial

Wabash

Schenkel

1882

Centennial

Warren

Morgan

1908

Centennial

Warren

St. John - Huber

1907

Centennial

Wayne

Glass

1918

Centennial

Wayne

Russell Allen Brower

1819

Centennial, Sesquicentennial & Bicentennial

Whitley

Fay Conrad

1919

Centennial

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