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Hoosier Homestead

Hoosier Homestead Award Program

In honor of Indiana's rich agricultural heritage, the Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families with farms that have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more.

The program was instituted in 1976 and recognizes the contributions these family farms have made to the economic, cultural and social advancements of Indiana. In the past 45 years, more than 6,000 farms have received the honor.

There are two Hoosier Homestead Ceremonies each year: one is at the Indiana Statehouse and the other is during the State Fair in August.

Indiana family farms may qualify for the following:

  • Centennial Award - 100 years of ownership
  • Sesquicentennial Award - 150 years of ownership
  • Bicentennial Award - 200 years of ownership

Award Application and Sign Replacement Form

The deadline for the March ceremony is November 1 and the deadline for the August ceremony is April 1.

For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award, contact Program Manager, Cathy Weeks at

Hoosier Homestead Award Application: Frequently Asked Questions

Previous Hoosier Homestead Award Ceremonies and Recipients


Previous Hoosier Homestead Ceremonies under ISDA have been archived.

  • A database of Hoosier Homestead Award recipients from 1976-2022 can be found here.
  • If there is a discrepancy in your family's record, contact Program Manager, Cathy Weeks at

If you received your Hoosier Homestead sign in 2021 or 2022 and it is showing premature wear, please email Cathy Weeks, to request a replacement.

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