Minnesota Farm Bureau Earns AFBF Recognition

During the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 96th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) and Farm Bureau members from Minnesota earned national recognition.

Awards of Excellence                                                                 
As an organization, MFBF earned recognition from AFBF for offering outstanding programs for Farm Bureau members. MFBF received Awards of Excellence in all six program areas: Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development & Implementation and Public Relations and Communications. Accepting the award on January 11 was MFBF President Kevin Paap.

President’s Award
President’s Awards were presented to states from each membership-size group that achieved membership growth and demonstrated superiority in the Awards for Excellence categories. MFBF received recognition for Membership Initiatives and was one of 17 states receiving a President’s Award.

Navigator Award
MFBF Talso received the Navigator Award for exceeding state membership growth goals.

The AFBF Annual Meeting will continue through January 14. Farm Bureau delegates representing each state and Puerto Rico will conclude the meeting by discussing national resolutions and setting policies for the year. Nearly 60 Farm Bureau members from Minnesota are the estimated 4,500 Farm Bureau members attending the meeting, which also features a variety of workshops, seminars and speakers.