Wisconsin Farm Bureau honored
State Farm Bureaus were presented awards at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 94th Annual Meeting recognizing their excellence in membership achievement and implementation of outstanding programs serving Farm Bureau members in 2012.
The Awards for Excellence are awarded to state Farm Bureaus that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in five program areas: Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications.
Wisconsin received an Award for Excellence in all five program areas.
President's Awards were presented to states from each membership-size group that achieved quota and demonstrated superiority in the Awards for Excellence categories. The winning states and the number of President's Awards earned are:
Arizona (3), Florida (2), Idaho (1), Iowa (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (5), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Montana (2), North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Tennessee (2), Texas (1) and Wisconsin (4).
The Pinnacle Award, the highest award a state can earn for program and membership achievement, was awarded to: Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Pinnacle Award winners received a special pin to commemorate their achievements.