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Buckeye Farm News

While county Farm Bureau volunteers were busy gearing up for the Issue 2 campaign and the next year of programming, the 2009 Leadership Conference was also a time to recognize outstanding achievements over the past year.

OFBF recognized county Farm Bureaus for their outstanding activities and achievements during an awards banquet held Aug. 10

County Farm Bureau activities were judged by 38 member-volunteers from across the state on how well the planning and execution of activities supported the organization’s three program areas: Communications, Organization and Public Policy.

Farm Bureaus were also judged in five different divisions, featuring counties with similar-sized memberships.

Awards were distributed in the following three categories.

Achievement - Seventy-two of 87 county Farm Bureaus submitted applications and received the Achievement Award for posting county membership gain of 90 percent or greater of the previous year’s membership at the time of judging.

Excellence – The top three counties in each program area/ division received the Excellence Award. To be eligible, county Farm Bureaus must have achieved 91 percent of total membership gain at the time of judging. County Farm Bureaus receiving the Excellence Award include:

Division 1 (Less than 1,000 members)

Organization

  • Gold - Pike County
  • Silver - Morgan County
  • Bronze - Jackson County

Communications

  • Gold - Harrison County
  • Silver - Pike County
  • Bronze - Paulding County

Public Policy

  • Gold - Harrison County
  • Silver - Paulding County
  • Bronze - Gallia County

Division 2 (1,001 to 1,300 members)

Organization

  • Gold - Carroll County
  • Silver - Putnam County
  • Bronze - Fayette County

Communications

  • Gold - Carroll County
  • Silver - Pickaway County
  • Bronze - Putnam County

Public Policy

  • Gold - Crawford County
  • Silver - Hancock County
  • Bronze - Pickaway County

Division 3 (1,301 to 1,800 members)

Organization

  • Gold - Ashland County
  • Silver - Mercer County
  • Bronze - Fulton County

Communications

  • Gold - Marion County
  • Silver - Auglaize County
  • Bronze - Coshocton County

Public Policy

  • Gold - Marion County
  • Silver - Huron County
  • Bronze - Belmont County

Division 4 (1,801 to 4,000 members)

Organization

  • Gold - Tuscarawas County
  • Silver - Ross County
  • Bronze - Licking County

Communications

  • Gold - Delaware County
  • Silver - Tuscarawas County
  • Bronze - Miami County

Public Policy

  • Gold - Tuscarawas County
  • Silver - Delaware County
  • Bronze - Fairfield County

Division 5 (more than 4,000 members)

Organization

  • Gold - Cuyahoga County
  • Silver - Butler County
  • Bronze - Medina County

Communications

  • Gold - Butler County
  • Silver - Franklin County
  • Bronze - Cuyahoga County

Public Policy

  • Gold - Lake County
  • Silver - Hamilton County
  • Bronze - Summit County

President's Award – Counties recognized as having the best overall programming in each division were awarded the highest honor – the President’s Award. The President’s Award Winners are as follows:

  • Division 1  Harrison County
  • Division 2  Carroll County
  • Division 3  Marion County
  • Division 4  Tuscarawas County
  • Division 5  Butler County

“Congratulations to all county Farm Bureau leaders on an outstanding program year,” said OFBF President Brent Porteus. “Your efforts continue to make Ohio Farm Bureau stronger and more effective year after year.”

Caption: From l to r: Representing President's Award winners, Gail Lierer (Butler), Cy Prettyman (Marion), Mike Yoder (Tuscarawas), Jayne Wallace (Harrison) and John Davis (Carroll).



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