Nearly 100 farm families receive century farming award

first_imgRushMahan1918Centennial RipleyOtte/Webster1866Sesquicentennial RipleyNaylor1846Sesquicentennial BartholomewGuinn1836Sesquicentennial FranklinFledderman1918Centennial RipleyObendorf1865Sesquicentennial JacksonRieckers1852Sesquicentennial DecaturKirchhoff1919Centennial CountyAward NameHomestead DateAward Type JacksonGoecker (Pfenning)1857Sesquicentennial JenningsElsner1919Centennial DearbornHopping1816Centennial, Sesquicentennial & Bicentennial JacksonBishop1914Centennial FayetteJack & Milah Frost1819Bicentennial BartholomewBurney1918Centennial SwitzerlandHall1908Centennial RipleyNarwold1866Sesquicentennial BartholomewLarry Speaker1908Centennial FranklinSiefert1869Sesquicentennial BartholomewThayer1854Centennial & Sesquicentennial Indianapolis, IN — Friday at the Indiana State Fair, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 96 farming families with the Hoosier Homestead Award, setting a new record in the program’s 40-year history.To be named a Hoosier Homestead, the farm had to be kept in the family for at least 100 consecutive years, and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year.Since the program was established in 1976, more than 5,600 families have received the award.“The vast majority of farms in Indiana are family-owned and operated,” Crouch said. “They are the foundation we rely on as a society, which is something we must never take for granted. It was an honor to recognize these families at the great Indiana State Fair.”Families were eligible for three different award distinctions. Based on the age of the farm, they received the Centennial Award for 100 years, Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years or Bicentennial Award for 200 years of ownership.Notably, the Bicentennial Award was presented to five families during Friday’s ceremony.“Seeing so many generational farming families all in one place was truly humbling,” Kettler said. “They are the lifeblood of our state, and recognizing their legacy and perseverance today was a tremendous honor.”The following list includes the area 2019 summer Hoosier Homestead Award recipients. ScottSmith1817Sesquicentennial & Bicentennial FranklinLogan1919Centenniallast_img read more

Former Chelsea star Oscar wants to abandon Brazil to play for China [VIDEO]

first_imgMore from Citi Sports “The China national team need one good midfielder, so I think I can help with this. I like China, but the players now who go to China to change their nationality, they can do better also.”Oscar, however, will have to shelve any hopes of appearing in China’s colours as FIFA’s laws prevent players from switching international allegiances once they’ve already made a senior appearance in a competitive match for another nation.Watch the video of Oscar’s interview below: “Of course I can think about it because it’s difficult to go to the Brazil national team now because I’m here, but in China everyone sees how good I play.” he said.center_img Having spent the last three years in China, it appears former Chelsea playmaker, Oscar feels very much at home.Oscar signed for Shanghai SIPG from the Blues in 2017 and has become the club’s most important player.The midfielder has also played 48 times for the Brazilian national side but has not made an appearance in a while.And from his recent comments, it appears that he fancies a new home.LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 1: Oscar of Chelsea celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge on November 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Speaking to Sportscene, Oscar says his difficulty in getting back into the Brazil side is due to the fact that he is playing in what’s believed to be an inferior league.He believes, however, that the people in China appreciate his performances and that he would be guaranteed a spot should be allowed to make a switch.last_img read more

Rohan Bopanna Blasts AITA for Change of Captain, ‘Don’t Interfere’ Hits Back Indian Tennis Body

first_img aitaAll India Tennis Associationcaptaindavis cup First Published: November 6, 2019, 8:19 AM IST New Delhi: Rohan Bopanna on Tuesday expressed his displeasure at players not being consulted before changing Mahesh Bhupathi as non-playing captain for the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan while AITA asserted that it was not players’ domain to comment on policy matters.The tie against Pakistan, which was supposed to be played in Islamabad on November 29-30, will now be played on a neutral venue. Incidentally, Bopanna along with five others had pulled out the Pakistan tour, citing safety concerns.With captain Bhupathi also pulling out for the same reason, AITA went ahead and named Rohit Rajpal as new captain for the tie at its Executive Committee on Monday in Chandigarh.It must be mentioned in this regard that Bhupathi’s term as the non-playing captain had already got over in December 2018 and he was given an extension to lead the side in the tie against Italy in February this year in Kolkata.Bopanna’s contention is that All India Tennis Association (AITA) changed the captain before ITF made a final decision on a neutral venue.AITA picked Rajpal for the job on Monday, hours before ITF shifted the tie out of Islamabad as the national federation had requested multiple times.”It surprises me that AITA changed the Davis Cup captain before ITF announced the final decision yesterday (04.11.19) and where the tie would be held,” Bopanna said in a statement posted on his twitter handle.”What shocks me more that none of the players were asked or even informed that the captain was going to be changed,” Bopanna wrote.It’s the Executive Committee of the AITA which decides on selecting captain.Responding to Bopanna’s comments, AITA Secretary-General Hironmoy Chatterjee said players’ job is to play and not interfere in administrative matters.”They are behaving according to their convenience. They have no right to ask question on areas which are outside players’ domain. Their job is to play. Who is he (Bopanna) to ask such questions? There is (AITA) administration to look into these matters,” Kolkata-based Chatterjee told PTI.”As far as AITA is concerned, it’s we who have to take a call. He is not supposed to interfere.”Bopanna in his statement further wrote that “there is much more to them than just the skill they bring on the court.””Player’s best interest is when players’ are heard. When we bring our patriotism on court with racquet in hand, we also bring a voice,” he wrote.Bopanna had pulled out of the tie against Spain also in September 2016, citing a knee injury.Asked if Bopanna will still be considered for the tie against Pakistan, Chatterjee said:”That is for the selection committee to decide. We will put up a proper team.He said AITA has been lenient in dealing with players.”We don’t always want to penalize the players. But we kept them out for the Korea tie (February 2013). We are lenient but not weak.””Who are you ask these question. Tomorrow he can say why I have not been made captain. This is for the administration to decide,” fumed Chatterjee. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more