Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Agriculture

March 25, 2013

Hoosier farmers recognized for achievements

Indianapolis — State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) congratulates the Bredewater Farm from Decatur County and Herin Estate Farm from Jefferson County for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award.

The awards were presented last week by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Agriculture Director Gina Sheets at the Indiana Statehouse.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families with farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more. The Bredewater Farm has been operating since 1909, and Herin Estate Farms has been operating since 1911. Both are recognized for their hard work and commitment to agriculture.

“It is an honor to have two outstanding farms like Bredewater and Herin Estate in my district,” said Rep. Frye. “Their commitment to Indiana’s agriculture industry has been a staple of our state’s economy. They are respectable members in our community and deserve our recognition.”

The 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.

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

“These two farms are two of many outstanding farms in Southeast Indiana,” said Rep. Frye. “Because of farms like Bredewater and Herin Estate, Indiana continues to grow and provide resources to people across the nation. Indiana was built on farming, and even with changes in the industry, our state is growing and developing because of its farmers. Bredewater and Herin Estate farms have dedicated their skills and service to Indiana for more than 100 years, and I wish them the best for the next 100.”

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

— Daily News

1
Text Only
Agriculture
  • Multi-billion dollar agriculture industry seeks to create the right to farm JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.Some powerfu

    July 12, 2014

  • Researchers try to save huge U.S. salamander CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America’s largest salamander wouldn’t top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender’s alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflatterin

    July 11, 2014

  • nws-gb071114-Dog Show Results pic Tree City Barkers 4-H Dog Show results Tree City Barkers 4-H Dog Show resultsCategory: ObedienceClass 1-A:First place: Blaine Wagner (#100A); Score: 188, Blue Ribbon Winner and Class Champ.Second place: Lyric Stille (#101A); Score: 137, Blue Ribbon Winner and Reserve Class Champ.Third pla

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • agr-gb062014 state conservation pic Indiana 2013 funding data is on conservation website INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Conservation Partnership (ICP) collaborated to create a Web application for its federal, state and local members. The result is a comprehensive tool that unites all ICP conservation accomplishments for each county and the s

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb062514-county fair pre-events - pic2 (pics share a cutline) 4-H Fair tractor contest results GREENSBURG – The Decatur County Fair got off to an official start last weekend with the annual 4-H County Tractor Contest.The 4-H agricultural tractor and machinery program provides Decatur County youth with the educational information about tractors

    June 27, 2014 3 Photos

  • USDA announces new support for beginning farmers and ranchers DAVIS, CALIFORNIA – U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced the implementation of new Farm Bill measures and other policy changes to improve the financial security of new and beginning farmers and ranchers.Harden also unveiled

    June 27, 2014

  • Antlerless quotas reduced in 19 counties Bonus antlerless county quotas have been set for the 2014 Indiana deer hunting season, with quotas being reduced in 19 counties and increased in four. The Bonus antlerless county quota map is at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw-Bonus_Antlerle

    June 27, 2014

  • Creating clean, marketable energy for electricity Colorado-based sustainability think-tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) was founded in 1982 by American physicist and environmentalist Amory Lovins to research and promote market-based solutions to our energy crisis without breaking the bank.The grou

    June 25, 2014

  • Fire blight disease strikes Indiana pear trees WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Plant experts are warning Indiana homeowners to watch for signs of a disease called fire blight that can kill pear trees and has spread more after this year’s harsh winter.The disease gets its name from the dark brown or b

    June 17, 2014

  • AT A GLANCE OBITUARy Reva Mae Mullins, 82 THANK YOU! The Daily News thanks the following subscribers for their continued readership: Patti Tatman - Greensburg Cosba Buckley - Greensburg INSIDE TODAY Health & Wellnes s

    June 14, 2014