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Creative County Farm Bureau Programs Honored at AFBF Annual Convention in Nashville

Newsroom / January 6, 2018

Twenty-four county Farm Bureaus nationwide are being honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation for innovative program ideas in the organization’s County Activities of Excellence Awards program. The winners are being highlighted during AFBF’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, in Nashville, Tennessee, which runs through Jan. 10.

The CAE program acknowledges and shares successful county Farm Bureau programs and activities. The awards are based on county Farm Bureau membership. Counties compete for recognition in five different groups. Those groups are county Farm Bureaus with membership of less than 1,000 members, 1,001-3,000 members, 3,001-5,000 members, more than 5,001 members, and for collaborative multi-county activities regardless of membership size.

2018 CAE Awards

This year’s CAE award winners come from 12 states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. The winners (listed by state and county Farm Bureau) are:

Less than 1,000 Members

Kansas
SafeBase Goes to Farmers Market, Allen

Missouri
Feeding Our Neighbors, Wright

Ohio
Strong A Partners/Youth Beginner Beekeeper Scholarship, Adams
Conservation Day Camp, Shelby
Farm Fest in the Park, Jackson-Vinton
North Coast Jackpot Show, Ottawa
County Farm Bureau Day at the County Fair, Paulding

Wisconsin
Milk and Cookies with Santa, Outagami

1,001-3,000 Members

Illinois
Ag Myth Busters, Lawrence

Kansas
Farm to Fork Tour & Dinner, Butler

Kentucky
Faith, Family, Farm and Food Appreciation Dinner, LaRue

Maryland
Safety Camp, Frederick

Ohio
Sheriff Training, Wood

Texas
Ag Issues Leadership Discussion Meet, Floyd Briscoe

3,001-5,000 Members

Florida
Town Hall Meetings for Ag Classification Education, Broward

Georgia
Growing Real Opportunities With Students, Hall

Kentucky
Traveling Book Barn, Mason

Texas
Agriculture Training Day, Austin

5,001+ Members

Illinois
Tasty Trivia: Consumer Outreach at Local Restaurants, DuPage

Indiana
Cowboy Ethics, Elkhart

Nebraska
Farm in the City, Douglas

Multi-County Collaborative

Illinois
Farm to Fork Expo, Jackson and Union

Maryland
Wildfire Relief Effort, St. Mary’s, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles and Prince George’s

Ohio
Weeding Out Substance Abuse in Rural America and Farm Bureau’s Got Your Back Campaign, Carol and Tuscarawas

For more information on the winning programs, contact Elise Stoddard, AFBF director of organization development, at (202) 406-3638 or elises@fb.org.
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Contact:
Will Rodger
Director, Policy Communications
(202) 406-3642
willr@fb.org
 
Mace Thornton
Executive Director, Communications
(202) 406-3641
macet@fb.org
 

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