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The Hoosier Homestead Farm Project
In an effort to support agriculture and local farming in the Town of Greenville, Greenville Township, and Floyd County, the Historic Preservation Commission will help residents file the appropriate paperwork to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. We need your help to identify local farms which may qualify for a Hoosier Homestead Farm. If your family farm or you know of a farm that may qualify to become a Hoosier Homestead Farm, please contact the Chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission today!
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. 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 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 30 years, more than 5,000 farms have received the honor. There are two Hoosier Homestead Ceremonies each year. One is at the State House in March and the other is during the State Fair in August.