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Family honored by state

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Nussel family of Clay County recently received the Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of 100 years in agriculture. On hand for the event included (from left) Max Dickerson, Bonnie Dickerson, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Marci Nussel, Steve Nussel, Dylan Nussel, Justin Nussel, Carolyn Nussel, Joe Kelsay and Mike Nussel.
Recently, a family that has owned its farm through five generations was honored by the state.

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Indiana Agriculture Director Joe Kelsay presented the Nussel family with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their more than 100-year commitment to Indiana agriculture.

In 1889, the farm was established in Clay County.

According to Carolyn and Mike Nussel, the farm has stayed in the family through cousins.

Michael and Maye Nussel had twins, Eddie and Nettie.

Ed Nussel is Mike Nussel's father. Nettie is Max Dickerson's mother.

Carolyn Nussel told The Brazil Times Max Dickerson sold the farm to Mike Nussel, and to Steve Nussel, Mike's son.

Mike and Steve Nussel currently farm the land, located off State Road 42 near the Clay-Vigo county line.

The Nussel 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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