Huntingburg Farm Named A “Hoosier Homestead”

Photo: Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann

Photo: Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann

The 2014 Hoosier Homestead Award list has a Dubois County farm on it.

The Rothert Farm of Huntingburg has been owned by the family since 1907. To be eligible to win the award, a farm must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years. It must also be at least 20 acres in size or produce at least $1,000 worth of agricultural products a year.

Rothert family members (pictured) received their Hoosier Homestead Award Thursday from Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the state’s agriculture director Ted McKinney during a statehouse ceremony.

More than Indiana 5,000 farms have been named Hoosier Homesteads since the award was established in 1976.

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