Pulaski County Families to Receive Hoosier Homestead Awards

Two Pulaski County families will be recognized today at the Indiana Statehouse with the Hoosier Homestead Award at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Leonard Farms will be recognized for having a family farm in the Pulaski County area for the past 100 years. The Plotner-Peter family will receive the Sesquicentennial Award for having a family farm for 150 years.

To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years and consist of 20 acres, or more, or produce at least $1,000 worth of agricultural products per year. The award was created to recognize the contribution these family farms have made to the economic, cultural and social advancements of Indiana.

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay will present 43 families with the Hoosier Homestead award this afternoon.