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County Farm Bureaus May Apply
for County Activities of Excellence Awards

Applications are available for county Farm Bureaus to enter the 2014 County Activities of Excellence (CAE) Awards program. The CAE showcases up to 24 of the top county Farm Bureau programs in the nation. These county Farm Bureaus and their award-winning programs serve as models of innovation for local program development, and display the amazing ability of local Farm Bureau volunteers working together to strengthen the lives of rural Americans and build strong, prosperous agricultural communities.

Counties will display their winning activities at the AFBF Annual Convention trade show, Jan. 12-13, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, county Farm Bureaus will also receive up to four free registrations to the Annual Convection (cost of convention housing not included) and a $2,250 stipend to apply toward the cost of travel and exhibition.

With a focus on Farm Bureau’s priority issues, the CAE program groups county activities into the following areas: Education and Ag Promotion, Member Services, Public Relations and Information, Leadership Development and Policy Implementation.

Applications are judged based on county Farm Bureau membership groupings. Counties compete along with other Farm Bureaus of similar membership size.

County Farm Bureau applications must be received by the state Farm Bureau CAE coordinator no later than Aug. 30, 2013.

State CAE coordinators must submit all approved applications via email by September 13, 2013. Applications should be emailed to: countyactivities@fb.org.

Winners will be announced by October 11, 2013. All winners will receive special instructions on convention registration, housing and the trade show following the announcement.

Questions can be directed to John Torres, AFBF director of leadership development, at johnt@fb.org or 202-406-3738.

County Activities of Excellence Program Rules and Information
County Activities of Excellence Application Form
Download a Free Copy of Adobe Reader to Fill Out the Application
State Coordinators Contact Information
Download the County Activities of Excellence PSA (right click, Save Target As...)

 Learn More About County Activities of Excellence by Viewing the Archive of Past Winners.