Arizona Farm Bureau was recently awarded the Pinnacle Award at the President’s Awards at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Atlanta on January 10th, 2011. This is the highest award a Farm Bureau can win.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman presented the awards during AFBF’s 92nd annual meeting. Stallman announced winners of the Pinnacle Award, for overall outstanding program achievement combined with membership growth. The Idaho, Illinois, Kansas and Michigan Farm Bureaus also received Pinnacle Awards.
State Farm Bureaus were recognized for excellence in membership achievement and for implementing outstanding programs serving Farm Bureau members in 2010.
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.