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Hoosier Farms Honored


Two Vanderburgh County farms are being honored for 150 years of family ownership in the state’s latest list of Hoosier Homesteads. 

The Henry Schlensker Farm in northern Vanderburgh County made the list as a sesquicentennial farm for the first time. The farm was established in 1870 and has been in the Schlensker family for more than 150 years.

The other Vanderburgh County farm has been around even longer. According to a release from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the Neiderhaus/Karch farm has been in that family since 1839.

In all, seventy three farms across Indiana were honored with the Hoosier Homestead designation at the Indiana State Fair Wednesday.  Other Southwestern Indiana farms honored were the Bean family farm in Daviess County and  the Hardiman/Lyles/Nolcox/Solomon farm in Gibson County.

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