Beehler Farm in St. Joseph County receives Hoosier Homestead award

Photo courtesy Indiana State Department of Agriculture

The Beehler Farm in St. Joseph County received a Hoosier Homestead Sesquicentennial Award for being in operation since 1860.

"A lot has changed in 150 years," said Rep. Jake Teshka, R-South Bend said. "Since it was established, the Beehler Farm has been maintained by many generations of Hoosiers who saw great advancements in the agriculture industry. It's homesteads like this that help keep our state's agricultural heritage strong and thriving today."

The Beehler farm was one of 73 recognized this year for their commitment to Indiana agriculture.

"Family farms play an essential role in Indiana's economy and, all Hoosiers should be grateful these families continue to pass down their knowledge to the next generation," said Sen. Ryan Mishler, R-Bremen. "I congratulate and thank the Beehler family for their dedication to our community and state."

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes farms owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

Families can qualify for centennial, sesquicentennial or bicentennial awards.

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