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August 23, 2013

Local families receive Hoosier Homestead award

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There are corn, beans, wheat and hogs on the farm. The Scott family received the centennial award and had 11 family members with them when they were recognized, Mary said.

“It felt like you were honored to be among all those other people in the state,” Mary said.

Another family in Carroll County was also recognized. When Jason Scott looked in to the history of his farm, he found his great-great-grandfather, Will, had purchased it 125 years ago in 1888. The 80-acre farm is owned by Richard Scott, Susan Trueblood and Steve Scott.

An original homestead building is located on the property. Today corn and soybeans are grown on the farm.

Richard Scott, Steve Scott and Jason Scott do the farming today. Jason describes it as a family effort. Being recognized as a Hoosier Homestead at the state fair was different for them, but was a nice accomplishment, Jason said.

“We try not to get attention drawn to us; we just try to do our own thing,” Jason said. “We’re glad to be a part of Indiana history.”

A farm in Pulaski County received a sesquicentennial award for its family ownership of at least 150 years.

More than 5,000 Hoosier families have been recognized since the program’s 1976 inception.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or amie.sites@pharostribune.com.

 

 

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