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STATE FARM BUREAUS RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation news release

State Farm Bureaus were presented awards at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 2017 Annual Convention. The awards recognized excellence in implementation of outstanding member programs and membership achievement in 2016.

The Pinnacle Award, the highest honor a state can be awarded for program and membership achievement, was given to Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Montana.

The Awards of Excellence are awarded to state Farm Bureaus that demonstrate outstanding achievements in six program areas: Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications.

The Awards for Excellence winners by state and category are:

Alabama (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Arizona (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Arkansas (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
California (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Colorado (Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; and Public Relations and Communications)
Connecticut (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; and Member Benefits)
Florida (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Georgia (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Idaho (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Illinois (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Indiana (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Iowa (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Kansas (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Kentucky (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Louisiana (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Maine (Education and Outreach)
Maryland (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Massachusetts (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Michigan (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Minnesota (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Mississippi (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Missouri (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Montana (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Nebraska (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Nevada (Policy Development and Implementation; Public Relations and Communications)
New Mexico (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; and Public Relations and Communications)
New York (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
North Carolina (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Ohio (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Oklahoma (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Oregon (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Pennsylvania (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
South Carolina (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Tennessee (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Texas (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Utah (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Virginia (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)
Washington (Policy Development and Implementation; Public Relations and Communications)
Wisconsin (Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications)

President's Awards are presented to states for each membership-sized group that achieved quota and demonstrated superiority in the Awards for Excellence categories. The winning states and number of President's Awards earned are: Alabama (2); Arizona (2); Florida (3); Idaho (2); Indiana (1); Iowa (2); Kentucky (3); Maryland (1); Massachusetts (6); Michigan (2); Mississippi (1); Montana (4); Nebraska (1); Oregon (1); Pennsylvania (3); South Carolina (1); and Tennessee (1).

New Horizon Awards, honoring states with the most innovative new programs, were presented to: Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York and Ohio.


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