2013-08-14 / Local News

Local family honored for longstanding farm

The Scott family from Carroll County recently received the Hoosier Homestead Award. The award was presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the Indiana State Fair.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families with farms that have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more. Fifty-four Centennial awards were given for 100 years of ownership, 15 Sesquicentennial awards recognized 150 years and three Bicentennial awards for operating at least 200 years in the Hoosier state.

The Scott family received the Centennial Award. Their farm, owned by siblings, Steve Scott, Susan Trueblood and Richard Scott, is located at 8991N. 150E., Camden. The 80-acre farm of corn and soybeans has been in operation since 1888.

The Hoosier Homestead Award program began in 1976 to acknowledge the contributions these families have made to Indiana agriculture. More than 5,000 farms have been recognized since the program was established.

For information about the Hoosier Homestead Award Program go to www.in.gov/isda/2337.

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