(Dearborn County, Ind.) - Several local family farms have been recognized for lasting 100 years or longer.
The Darling-Glasgo farm in Dearborn County is the oldest of the local farms honored by Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman with the Hoosier Homestead Award last week.
The Darling Farm has been around since 1832.
To be a Hoosier Homestead, a farm must be owned by the same family 100 consecutive years or more and consist of 20 or more acres or produce at least $1,000 worth of agricultural products each year.
"We are so thankful for our hard-working Indiana farmers and their families," said Lt. Governor, Becky Skillman. "It is always my honor to present these awards. These recipients are always so humble but they have so much to be proud of in passing down a farm from one generation to the next and in the effort to provide high-quality, affordable food for every Hoosier, every day."
The Larmann family farm in Dearborn County began in 1900 and was also recognized with a Hoosier Homestead Award.
In Ripley County the Gilland (1890), Arthur & Clara Knigga (1909), and Obendorf (1865) farms also each received the award.