2016-08-17 / Community

Local farm honored as Hoosier Homestead

The Larry and Alice Fellows family of Carroll County was one of 92 Indiana families who were recognized Aug. 12 with Hoosier Homestead awards for 100 years or more of family farm ownership. The Fellows Farm in southern Democrat Township, in operation since 1915, received a Hoosier Homestead centennial award. 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. The award distinctions recognized are Centennial (100 years), Sesquicentennial (150 years) and Bicentennial (200 years). The Bicentennial Award was presented to four families during Friday’s ceremony. The 92 families honored join more than 5,000 Hoosier Homestead farms. Administered by ISDA and currently in its 40th year, semiannual recognition ceremonies are held in March at the Indiana Statehouse and in August at the Indiana State Fair. Photo provided

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