State Farm Bureaus Recognized for Exemplary Member Programs and Achievement

Financial Support of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Also Recognized

Newsroom / January 19, 2020

The American Farm Bureau Federation presented awards to state Farm Bureaus at the organization’s 101st Annual Convention. The awards recognize excellence in implementation of outstanding member programs and membership achievement in 2019, as well as financial support of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

The Pinnacle Award, the highest honor a state can be awarded for program and membership achievement, was given to Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

New Horizon Awards, honoring states with the most innovative new programs, were presented to: Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Texas.

The Awards of Excellence recognize state Farm Bureaus that demonstrated outstanding achievements in four program areas: Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; and Membership Value.

The Awards of Excellence winners by state and category are:

  • Alabama (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Arizona (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Arkansas (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • California (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Colorado (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Florida (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Georgia (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Idaho (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Illinois (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Iowa (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Kansas (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Kentucky (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Louisiana (Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development)
  • Maine (Engagement & Outreach)
  • Massachusetts (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Minnesota (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Mississippi (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Montana (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Nevada (Advocacy)
  • New Mexico (Advocacy)
  • New York (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • North Carolina (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Oklahoma (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Oregon (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Pennsylvania (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • South Carolina (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Tennessee (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Texas (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Utah (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Virginia (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; Membership Value)
  • Wyoming (Advocacy; Engagement & Outreach; Leadership and Business Development)

Foundation support

Several state Farm Bureaus will be recognized for exemplary financial support of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture at convention.

State Farm Bureaus receiving the Scholar Award are Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Montana, Ohio and Oklahoma. The Scholar Award is given to the six state Farm Bureaus with the highest total donations to the Foundation within their membership groups.

Eighteen state Farm Bureaus qualified for an Apex Award: Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The Apex Award is given to state Farm Bureaus that have increased total contributions to the Foundation by 10% or more over the previous year.

Twenty-six state Farm Bureaus qualified for the Leader Award: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. State Farm Bureaus are recognized with a Leader Award when each of their board members donates at least $50 to the Foundation.

Contact:
Cole Staudt
Media Relations Specialist
(202) 406-3643
coles@fb.org
 
Cyndie Shearing
Director, Internal Communications
Office (202) 406-3649
cyndies@fb.org
 

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