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Awards and Honors

Over the years, we have been privileged to have received several honors for preservation and for providing outstanding accommodations. Your can read about some of these below.

John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation

Award presentation at the Indiana State Fairgrounds


Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau presented the 2017 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation to Heritage Farm to recognize the preservation and continued use of historic farming-related buildings. Click HERE for the article that appeared in the Indiana Preservation magazine.

Indiana Bicentennial Barn - Top Ten


Indiana celebrated the bicentennial of it's statehood in 2016. To celebrate Indiana's agricultural heritage, a contest was created to recognize old barns. Once the competition closed, a panel of agriculturalists, artists, and preservationists selected 10 barns that best represented Indiana.  These barns were selected based on the on the integrity of the original architecture, the history and story, purpose and overall aesthetics. We were proud that our barn was selected as one of the top ten! Click HERE for the story.

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Hipcamp Best of Indiana Award


After casting tens of thousands of votes on favorite 2019 Hipcamps throughout America, the Hipcamp community has spoken and the results are in! Our Vintage 1850's Log Cabin was selected best site in Indiana where Hipcampers recommend pitching a tent, parking an RV, or glamping. Nominees were chosen based on trip reviews, camper feedback, bookings, and other factors that support a great camper experience. We are thrilled to receive this recognition and look forward to hosting you sometime soon! You can check out our listing HERE.

Once again in 2020, Heritage Farm was selected as one Hipcamp's top places to visit (#2 in Indiana) in 2021.

And again in 2023 we came in as a

runner up as the best Hipcamp in Indiana! 


Alpaca Owners Association 2021 Shining Star Award

Beth was privileged to receive the 2021 AOA Shining Star Award presented at National Alpaca show in Grand Island, Nebraska. According to the AOA website, "There is no greater "Thank You" to a volunteer than to be recognized by one's peers for the generous gift of their time, energy, thought, and skill to benefit others. The AOA Shining Star is awarded annually in order to recognize our volunteers for their effort and dedication."

2023 Futurity Reserve Breeder of the Year - Small Farm Division 2

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In April of 2023, and every April for the past 25 years (sans COVID 2020), America’s top breeders of every farm size have gathered at The Futurity Show for the country’s single biggest test of their alpaca selection and breeding skills. Breeder of the Year Award scoring criteria encompasses choices in breeding, purchases, herdsires and mating selections. We are honored to receive this year's award for top breeder in the small farm division 2 category!

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