Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Idaho Farm Bureau at AFBF Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Atlanta--Idaho Delegation at the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Atlanta has reason to smile. The Idaho Farm Bureau won the coveted Pinnacle Award for the second year in a row.

"It's the highest award for States in Category III (memberships between 25,000 and 75,000). The Idaho Farm Bureau had five state achiever awards and three President's awards placing Idaho in the top award category," said Idaho Farm Bureau's Rick Keller.

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman presented the awards during AFBF’s 92nd annual meeting

Stallman announced winners for overall outstanding program achievement combined with membership growth. The Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas and Michigan Farm Bureaus received Pinnacle Awards.

The Awards for Excellence and the President’s Awards were presented in five program areas:

  • Agriculture Education and Promotion
  • Leadership Development
  • Member Services
  • Policy Implementation
  • Public Relations and Information

The winning states and the number of Awards for Excellence categories won by each include:

Alabama (4), Arizona (4), Arkansas (4), California (5), Colorado (4), Florida (3), Georgia (4), Idaho (5), Illinois (5), Indiana (5), Kansas (5), Kentucky (5), Louisiana (4), Maryland (5), Michigan (5), Minnesota (4), Mississippi (3), Missouri (4), Montana (3), Nebraska (4), Nevada (4), New Jersey (1), New York (5), North Carolina (3), Ohio (5), Oregon (5), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (5), Texas (4), Utah (5), Virginia (4), Washington (4), Wisconsin (5) and Wyoming (2).

A total of 25 President’s Awards were presented. These are the “best of the best” awards presented for excellence in each of the five program areas to states by membership category size.

The winning states and the number of President’s Awards won include:

Arizona (3), Idaho (3), Illinois (3), Kansas (2), Michigan (5), Missouri (1), Montana (1), Nevada (1), Oregon (1), Tennessee (2), Utah (1) and Virginia (2).

Kentucky Farm Bureau was also recognized for reaching 500,000 members.

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