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Rep. Terri Austin joins Lt. Gov. Crouch in honoring Madison County family farms at the Indiana Statehouse

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INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Terri Austin (D-Anderson) recently joined Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch to honor two Madison County families at the Hoosier Homestead Awards ceremony held at the Indiana Statehouse.   

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program celebrates family farms which have made significant impacts on the economic and cultural advancements in Indiana. To qualify for the award, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years. Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Bruce Koetter, Director of the Indiana Department of Agriculture, awarded the Hodson and Williams family the award during a ceremony on April 1. 

“Agriculture has always been a critical piece of Indiana’s economy,” Austin said. “Maintaining a family farm for over a century is a tremendous achievement, and I applaud the Hodson and Williams’ families for their contribution to Indiana’s rich history of farming and our agricultural landscape.”

The Hodson family received the Centennial and Sesquicentennial awards for 100 and 150 years of ownership, and the Williams family received the Bicentennial award for 200 years of ownership.

For more information about the Hoosier Homestead Award Program, visit www.in.gov/isda/2337.

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