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[R67] Rep. Frye congratulates local families on long-standing farms
Start Date: 8/5/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/5/2014
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STATEHOUSE- State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) congratulates the Chipman family of Dearborn County and the Heath family of Jefferson County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award. The awards were presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State Fair.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farming families that have owned and operated the same farm for 100 years or more. Centennial awards were given for 100 years of ownership, while sesquicentennial and bicentennial awards were given for 150 and 200 years of ownership respectively.

“These families are the epitome of what it means to be a Hoosier: hardworking and willing to sacrifice for the wellbeing others,” said Rep. Frye. “I am pleased to see them receive the recognition they deserve and wish to extend my sincerest congratulations to both families on this special day.”

The Chipman Farm, located in Dillsboro, has been in operation since 1907. The family received the centennial award for over 100 years of ownership. The Heath Farm, located in Vevay, received the sesquicentennial and has been in operation since 1863. 

In 1976, the program was first established to acknowledge Indiana’s farming families that have made contributions to the economy, culture and the state’s overall advancement. Since the program’s inception, roughly 5,000 farms have been recognized for their dedication to Hoosier agriculture. 

“Farming is certainly no easy job and the Hoosier Homestead Awards offer recognition where much is due,” said Rep. Frye. “I am confident that the Chipman and Heath families’ dedication and perseverance will afford them both many more years of success.” 

Each year, two award ceremonies are held; one at the Statehouse in February and the other at the State Fair in August. For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program or to nominate a family for the award, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.

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Name: Courtney Scott
Phone: 317-234-9006
Email: courtney.scott@iga.in.gov
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