IARA Hoosier Homestead Search

In 1976, former Lieutenant Governor Robert D. Orr and the Indiana Department of Commerce's Division of Agriculture, now the Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture, created a statewide program called the Hoosier Homestead Award. The program recognizes farms that have been owned by the same family for one hundred years or more and stresses the contributions these family farms have made to the economic, cultural and social advancement of Indiana. Information of historical value on each Hoosier Homestead farm is deposited with the Indiana State Archives for awards presented from 1976 to 1994. The Archives provides and online searchable database containing the names of the first and second applicants, the award date, date the homestead was established and the county where the homestead is located. For more information about the Program, or to request an application, please contact the Indiana State Department of Agriculture

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