Wayne County Farm Bureau volunteers showcasing their CAE award winning program at the 2013 AFBF Annual Meeting.

County Activities of Excellence Awards application now available

Applications are available for county Farm Bureaus to enter American Farm Bureau’s County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program.

With a focus on Farm Bureau’s priority issues, the CAE program groups county activities into the following areas: Education and Ag Promotion, Member Services, Public Relations and Information, Leadership Development and Policy Implementation. CAE recognizes up to 25 successful county Farm Bureau programs from across the nation.

Winning counties will be announced Oct.11 and will present displays about their activities at the 2014 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual meeting trade show in San Antonio Jan. 12-13. They also will receive $2,250 toward expenses incurred through participation in the CAE program at the annual meeting.

A brief application that asks for a summary of the program, the program’s goals, how the program was executed and results must be received at Ohio Farm Bureau’s office no later than Aug. 30. Applications can be downloaded from the AFBF website.

“Ohio has many county Farm Bureau activities worthy of this award. We hope that county leaders will fill out the simple application to showcase the work of volunteers in their county and across Ohio,” said Scott Donaldson, Ohio Farm Bureau director of volunteer and member engagement.


Contact Scott Donaldson at 614-246-8275 or [email protected], and download applications.

Check out American Farm Bureau’s CAE Archives.

Read about Hamilton and Wayne County Farm Bureaus’ programs that were recognized last year with County Activities of Excellence Awards.

Callie Wells 

Callie Wells is the director of digital communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.