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Indiana State Department of Agriculture

ISDA > Highlighted Programs > Hoosier Homestead 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. 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.  The deadline for the March ceremony is December 1st, and the deadline for the August ceremony is May 1st.

Previous Hoosier Homestead Ceremonies under ISDA have been archived: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.

For more information on the Hoosier Homestead Award, contact Program Coordinator, DyNishia Miller at

2015 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

2014 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

2013 Hoosier Homestead Award Recipients

2012 Hoosier Homestead Award Winners

2011 Hoosier Homestead Ceremony Information