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Lt. Governor Becky Skillman Honors Clay Co. Family with Hoosier Homestead Award

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Harden-Rector family is pictured with Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and Indiana Agriculture Director Anne Hazlett.
Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and Indiana Agriculture Director Anne Hazlett recently presented the Harden-Rector family with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their more than 100 year commitment to Indiana agriculture.

In 1908 the farm was established in Clay City inside Clay County.

"Every year I am so proud to meet our Hoosier Homestead winners. They pass on so much more than just the family farm to each generation. They pass on a work ethic and perseverance that has sustained their families in good times and bad for more than 100 years," Skillman said.

That type of work ethic is why agriculture will always be a part of the fabric of Indiana," Skillman added.

"This is my first opportunity to participate in the Hoosier Homestead ceremony," said Indiana Agriculture Director Anne Hazlett.

"These families have so much to be proud of and I am honored to share this special day with them."

The Harden-Rector family joins more than 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.

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