Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Agriculture Director Andy Miller and Indiana State Fair Commission Executive Director Cindy Hoye recently presented the Stigler Family with the Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their more than 150-year commitment to Indiana agriculture. The farm, located in Clay County, was established in 1856 .
"The 150 th State Fair was a fitting venue to honor Indiana families who have owned their farms for more than a century," said Lt. Governor Skillman. "These families are not only part of Indiana's rich agricultural past, but also part of its bright future."
The Stigler Family joins nearly 4,500 Hoosier Homestead farms. To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products per year.