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Hoosier Homestead

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 5,800 farms have received the honor.

There are two Hoosier Homestead Ceremonies each year: one is at the Indiana State Museum in March (2021) 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

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, Linda Forler at lforler@isda.in.gov

2021 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

August Ceremony
March Ceremony

Acclaim Press Book - Hoosier Homestead - Honoring Farm Legacy

Acclaim Press, a book publisher based in Morley, Missouri, is crafting a book, titled "Hoosier Homestead - Honoring Farm Legacy" which any Hoosier Homestead recipient can be a part of. If your family wants your farm history to be published in this book you must contact Acclaim Press directly. You can do so by clicking here or emailing IndianaFarmsBook@acclaimpress.com or by calling 573-472-9800.

Hoosier Homestead recipients are not automatically involved in this book in anyway. This book is not paid for or in anyway a part of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture's Hoosier Homestead Program.

2020 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

2019 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

August Ceremony

March Ceremony

2018 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

August Ceremony

March Ceremony

2017 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

August Ceremony

April Ceremony

2016 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

August Ceremony

March Ceremony

2015 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

August Ceremony

March Ceremony

2014 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

August Ceremony

March Ceremony

2013 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

August Ceremony

March Ceremony

2012 Hoosier Homestead Award Winners

August Ceremony

March Ceremony

2011 Hoosier Homestead Ceremony Information

August Ceremony

March Ceremony

Archive

Previous Hoosier Homestead Ceremonies under ISDA have been archived:

  • A database of previous recipients can be found here.
  • A comprehensive list of recipients from 1976-2014 can be found here.