Family honored for century of farming

Owners of a Franklin farm have been honored at the Indiana statehouse for working the family farm for at least 100 years.

Represented by State Sen. Greg Walker (R-Columbus) and State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin), the Wilkey farm in Johnson County was honored with a Centennial Award.

The Hoosier Homestead Award Program recognizes families that have made significant contributions to Indiana agriculture. The program, instituted in 1976, recognizes the impact these family farms have made to the economic, cultural and social advancements of Indiana.

The farm is owned by Chad McCullough and is in Franklin.

To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for at least 100 consecutive years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products per year.