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Area Farms Receive Hoosier Homestead Awards
By: Tim Murray - Tuesday, August 13, 2019


(INDIANAPOLIS) – Seven area farming families received Hoosier Homestead Awards over the weekend at the Indiana State Fair.

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch presented the awards to a total of 96 farming families.

They included the Weaver family in LaGrange County with a sesquicentennial award; the Lutes and Umbaugh families of Elkhart County with centennial awards; the Wilkinson, Riddle and Shultz families of Noble County with centennial awards, the Riddle farm also receiving a sesquicentennial award; and the Pfaffman family of Steuben County with a centennial award.

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.

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