State Farm Bureaus Recognized for Outstanding Member Programs and Achievement

Newsroom / January 9, 2022

The American Farm Bureau Federation presented awards to state Farm Bureaus at the organization’s 103rd Convention, which runs through Jan. 12. The awards recognize excellence in implementation of outstanding member programs and membership achievement in 2021.

Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine and Montana earned the Pinnacle Award, the highest honor a state Farm Bureau can be awarded for program and membership achievement.  

The following states earned New Horizon Awards, which honor the most innovative new state Farm Bureau programs:

  • Arizona: Conservation Agriculture Mentoring Program partnership with NRCS
  • Delaware: Digitally Marketing Delaware’s Specialty Crops
  • Illinois: Illinois Ag Mental Health Summit and Mental Health Resources
  • Iowa: Grow Your Future Award
  • Montana: Virtual Farm Fair
  • Oklahoma: Oklahoma Farm Bureau/Oklahoma 4-H ATV Safety Facility

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

The Awards of Excellence winners by state and category are:

  • Alabama (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Arizona (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Arkansas (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • California (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Colorado (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Delaware (Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach)
  • Florida (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Georgia (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Idaho (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Illinois (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Iowa (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Kansas (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Kentucky (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Louisiana (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Maine (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Maryland (Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach)
  • Michigan (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Minnesota (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Mississippi (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Missouri (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Montana (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Nebraska (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • New Mexico (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • New York (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • North Carolina (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Ohio (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Oklahoma (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Pennsylvania (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • South Carolina (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Tennessee (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Texas (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Utah (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Virginia (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)
  • Wyoming (Advocacy, Coalitions & Partnerships, Engagement & Outreach, Leadership & Business Development)

American Farm Bureau Convention

The 103rd AFBF Convention is being held in person Jan. 7-12, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia, with a virtual option for portions of the event available to those not attending in person. The full schedule and virtual registration information are available at annualconvention.fb.org.

Contact:
Mike Tomko
Director, Communications
(202) 406-3642
miket@fb.org
 
Bailey Corwine
Media Relations Specialist
(202) 406-3643
baileyc@fb.org
 

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