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AFBF’s Harvest for All Program Takes Top Honors

AFBF Staff

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The American Farm Bureau Federation earned a Power of Associations Summit Award from the American Society of Association Executives for its successful Harvest for All initiative.

Harvest for All helps address hunger in rural America by harnessing the collaborative power of grassroots farmer and rancher members, county Farm Bureaus, state Farm Bureaus and AFBF. Members involved in the organization’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program take the lead in planning, coordinating and executing the initiative, often with involvement from local community leaders and supporters.

In 2022, Harvest for All participants donated 25.3 million pounds of food and $1 million to local food banks, in addition to contributing 13,827 volunteer hours. Historical totals for the program, launched 22 years ago, are impressive – 408.5 million pounds of food, $11 million and 229,207 volunteer hours.

“Congratulations to Farm Bureau for exemplifying the impact associations have on the industries and professions they represent, and on society at large,” said ASAE president and CEO Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE. “It’s always so incredibly satisfying to see associations going above and beyond their everyday mission to change the world. We’re very proud to spotlight this award-winning initiative.”

AFBF is one of six recipients of ASAE’s top-tier Summit Award, and the only association recognized with a focus on agriculture.

“The spirit of Farm Bureau has always been one of working together and giving back,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We’re proud of our collective boots-on-the-ground efforts across Farm Bureau and the leadership of our Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee to work to end hunger in our rural communities.”

About American Farm Bureau

The American Farm Bureau Federation is the Voice of Agriculture. We are farm and ranch families working together to build a sustainable future of safe and abundant food, fiber and renewable fuel for our nation and the world. Learn more at http://facebook.com/FarmBureau or follow @FarmBureau on Twitter or @farmbureau on Instagram.

About The Power of Associations Awards

ASAE’s Power of Associations Awards recognize the associations’ economic and societal contributions locally, nationally and globally. ASAE will celebrate The Power of Associations Award winners during its annual Summit Awards Dinner on Sept. 28, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

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