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State Farm Bureaus Honored for Excellence

NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 13, 2013 – State Farm Bureaus were presented awards at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting recognizing their excellence in membership achievement and implementation of outstanding programs serving Farm Bureau members in 2012. AFBF President Bob Stallman announced the winners during the meeting’s general session.

The Awards for Excellence are awarded to state Farm Bureaus that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in five program areas: Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications. The Awards for Excellence winners by state and category are:

Alabama (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Arizona (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Arkansas (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); California (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; and Public Relations and Communications); Colorado (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); and Florida (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications).

Georgia (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Idaho (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; and Policy Development and Implementation); Illinois (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Indiana (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); and Iowa (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications).

Kansas (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Kentucky (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); and Louisiana (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications).

Maryland (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; and Public Relations and Communications); Massachusetts (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Michigan (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Minnesota (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; and Public Relations and Communications); and Mississippi (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; Public Relations and Communications); Missouri (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); and Montana (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications).

Nebraska (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Nevada (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); New Mexico (Public Relations and Communications); New York (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); North Carolina (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); and Ohio (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); and Oregon (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications).

Pennsylvania (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Rhode Island (Public Relations and Communications); South Carolina (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Tennessee (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Texas (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); and Utah (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; and Public Relations and Communications).

Virginia (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); Washington (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); West Virginia (Public Relations and Communications); Wisconsin (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications); and Wyoming (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications).

President’s Awards were presented to states from each membership-size group that achieved quota and demonstrated superiority in the Awards for Excellence categories. The winning states and the number of President’s Awards earned are:

Arizona (3), Florida (2), Idaho (1), Iowa (1),Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (5), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Montana (2), North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Tennessee (2), Texas (1) and Wisconsin (4).            

New Horizon Awards, presented to states with the most innovative new program, were awarded to: Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana and New York.

The Pinnacle Award, the highest award a state can earn for program and membership achievement, was awarded to: Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Pinnacle Award winners received a special pin to commemorate their achievements.

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