2010-09-08 / Sports

Hoosier Homestead honorees


Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, left front, and Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay, center front, recently presented the Dillman family with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their more than 100 year commitment to Indiana agriculture. In 1909 the farm was established near Delphi in Carroll County. “Every year I am so proud to meet our Hoosier Homestead winners,” said Skillman. “They pass on so much more than just the family farm to each generation. They pass on a work ethic and perseverance that has sustained their families in good times and bad for more than 100 years.” 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 $1,000 of agricultural products per year. Photo provided Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, left front, and Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay, center front, recently presented the Dillman family with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their more than 100 year commitment to Indiana agriculture. In 1909 the farm was established near Delphi in Carroll County. “Every year I am so proud to meet our Hoosier Homestead winners,” said Skillman. “They pass on so much more than just the family farm to each generation. They pass on a work ethic and perseverance that has sustained their families in good times and bad for more than 100 years.” 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 $1,000 of agricultural products per year. Photo provided
The Downham family was recently presented a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their more than 100 year commitment to Indiana agriculture. In 1910 the farm was established near Logansport in Carroll County. The award was presented by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, third from left, and Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay, right. “The Hoosier Homestead ceremony is an important opportunity to publicly recognize the Hoosier farm families who have contributed so much to our state’s heritage in agriculture,” said Kelsay. “It is these faces and the businesses that they represent who have put food on the table for generations of Hoosiers to ensure the physical and economic well-being of Indiana.” The Downham family joins more than 4,500 Hoosier Homestead farms in Indiana. Photo provided The Downham family was recently presented a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their more than 100 year commitment to Indiana agriculture. In 1910 the farm was established near Logansport in Carroll County. The award was presented by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, third from left, and Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay, right. “The Hoosier Homestead ceremony is an important opportunity to publicly recognize the Hoosier farm families who have contributed so much to our state’s heritage in agriculture,” said Kelsay. “It is these faces and the businesses that they represent who have put food on the table for generations of Hoosiers to ensure the physical and economic well-being of Indiana.” The Downham family joins more than 4,500 Hoosier Homestead farms in Indiana. Photo provided

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