Farm recognized with state award

INDIANAPOLIS — Area legislators recently announced the latest local recipient of the Hoosier Homestead award, which recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

Represented by State Sen. Michael Crider and State Rep. Bob Cherry, the Braddock family farm, located in Greenfield, was honored with a Centennial Award at the Indiana State Fair.

“Farming, whether growing crops or raising cattle, is and always has been a significant part of Indiana’s history and the Greenfield community,” Crider said. “The Braddock farm is a great example of families dedicated to continuing the tradition of providing food for the citizens of Indiana, which is why it’s important to honor them with a Hoosier Homestead Award.”

More than 100,000 Hoosier jobs come from the agriculture industry, Cherry said.

“As a farmer, I understand the time and dedication it takes to keep a farm operating successfully, especially for more than a century,” Cherry said. “Congratulations and thank you to the local farms who continue to contribute to Indiana’s economy through agriculture.”

Two awards ceremonies are conducted each year, in spring and summer, to commemorate the achievements of farmers across the state.