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The Lt. Governor, along with Governor Pence, attended the dedication of the State Fair’s new youth arena on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The $10M facility is located next to the coliseum and will be used year-round for skating, hockey, agriculture and educational programming.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Gina Sheets Wednesday recognized 67 Indiana farming families with the Hoosier Homestead Award, in celebration of their 100-year plus commitment to Indiana agriculture.
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. Today fifty-one families received centennial awards, 14 families were recognized with sesquicentennial (150 year) awards, and two families celebrated more than 200 years of Hoosier farming.