STATEHOUSE (Aug. 12, 2014) — State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) congratulates a Gibson County family for their designation as a Hoosier Homestead recipient and 200 years of family farm ownership. The Emerson-Bratton Farm, LLC was established in 1811 and received the Bicentennial award last week at the Indiana State Fair. 55 families were honored with the Hoosier Homestead Award, and only two of the 55 families received the Bicentennial award. Pictured left to right: Tomes, Ted McKinney, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director, family members of Emerson/Bratton Farm LLC and, far right, Sue Ellspermann, Lt. Governor of Indiana.
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