The Kline family of Culver were among Hoosier families honored via the State of Indiana's Hoosier Homestead Award Program, which recognizes families with farms that have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more. Indiana family farms may qualify for the Centennial Award (100 years of ownership), Sesquicentennial Award (150 years of ownership), or Bicentennial Award (200 years of ownership).
The program was instituted in 1976 and recognizes the contributions these family farms have made to the economic, cultural and social advancements of Indiana. In the past 30 years, more than 5,000 farms have received the honor.
The Klines received their award at the second of two Hoosier Homestead Ceremonies held each year, held during the State Fair in August.
The Kline family also celebrated a double 50th wedding anniversary, earlier this summer, when. Carol (Kline) and Dick Troesterfor (left) joined Bob and Carolyn Kline (right) for a family reception at the Kline farm on Queen Road near Culver, where they were presented with the Hoosier Homestead recognition. Debolt and Elizabeth Kline first settled on the family farm in Union Township in the 1850s; three generations of Klines continue to occupy the land today.