With the Indiana State Fair comes recognition of one of our state’s best assets. More than 80 farms are being honored with Hoosier Homestead awards.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. Since the program’s inception in 1976, more than 5,000 families have received the Hoosier Homestead Award.

Reaching the milestone of owning a farm for more than a century and contributing to Indiana’s $31 billion agriculture sector deserves recognition. These farms support our local and state economy, and we appreciate the families that are committed to feeding Indiana and the nation.

Two award ceremonies are held each year, in the spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of farmers across the state. For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit the Indiana State Department of Agriculture website.