The Mayley Farm in Columbus started in 1881, the Mobley Farm began operations in 1908 and the Eddelman Farm in 1900. The Caldwell family received the Bicentennial award for 200 years of ownership and the Schumaker, Kessler, Male, Mobley and Eddelman families received the Centennial award for more than 100 years of ownership.
The Hoosier Homestead 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.
“The dedication and perseverance these families put into their farms for more than 100 years should inspire us all,” said Rep. Ziemke. “It is wonderful to see family-run businesses last so long. It gives hope to new businesses and reminds of what the Hoosier state is all about.”
– Daily News