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Foundation for Agriculture Presents Awards

SAN ANTONIO, January 12, 2014 – State Farm Bureaus were recognized today for outstanding financial support of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

The awards were presented during the Sunday general session and the Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention.

State Farm Bureaus receiving the Scholar Award were: Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The Scholar Award was given to the six state Farm Bureaus with the highest total donations within their membership groups. The Scholar Award is a “traveling” award.

Delaware Farm Bureau received the Award of Excellence. To qualify for this award, a state Farm Bureau and all of the county Farm Bureaus within the state must donate to the Foundation.

In addition, 25 state Farm Bureaus received Apex Awards: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

The Apex Award was presented to state Farm Bureaus that have increased total investment in the Foundation by 10 percent or more over the previous year.

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