For Immediate Release
November 30, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – The exceptional work of county Farm Bureau volunteers was recognized through County Achievement Awards presented during Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) 94th annual meeting, Nov. 28-30 in Columbus.
County Farm Bureau programming in the areas of Communications, Food and Animal Issues, Organization and Public Policy were judged by county Farm Bureau member-volunteers from throughout the state in early November. Programs were judged in divisions of like-sized counties.
Winners of the President’s Award were Carroll, Delaware, Harrison and Tuscarawas counties. The President’s Award signifies outstanding accomplishment across all program areas.
Gold Awards for Communications went to Crawford, Jefferson, Tuscarawas and Van Wert counties. Silver Communications awards went to Brown, Erie, Henry and Medina counties. Bronze awards went to Carroll, Hancock, Harrison and Wayne County Farm Bureaus. Communications programs share information about agriculture and Farm Bureau to diverse audiences.
Food and Animal Issues Gold Awards were presented to Carroll, Franklin, Harrison and Tuscarawas counties. Silver Awards went to Hancock, Paulding, Putnam and Wayne counties. Bronze Awards went to Allen, Butler, Muskinghum and Van Wert counties. This program engages and educates members and the public on animal production and care practices.
Organizational Gold Awards went to Butler, Carroll, Harrison and Tuscarawas counties. Silver winners were Hancock, Huron, Jefferson and Van Wert counties. Winning Bronze were Highland, Medina, Paulding and Ross County Farm Bureaus. Organization programs advance member services, annual meetings and facilitate relationships with other groups including Nationwide Insurance.
Public Policy Gold Awards went to Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties. Silver winners were Butler, Hancock, Paulding and Putnam counties. Bronze winners were Delaware, Erie, Huron and Van Wert counties. Public Policy programs enable members to successfully carry out work in developing and implementing policies to help Farm Bureau members and agriculture in general.
In addition to the programming-based awards, a special award was provided to counties who worked collaboratively to accomplish shared goals. The Collaboration Award was presented for three local projects.
Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas County Farm Bureaus were recognized for a project that helped recycle farm plastics and another that focused on protecting property rights during oil and gas leasing. Paulding and Van Wert County Farm Bureaus were recognized for their Kids Dream Day and Farm Tour, which focused on connecting the community to local farmers.
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Published in the January/February 2016 issue of Buckeye Farm News.