AFB Foundation Recognizes Minnesota Farm Bureau

Today during the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 97th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) received recognition from the American Farm Bureau (AFB) Foundation for Agriculture.

Apex Award
MFBF received the Apex Award recognizing the increased total investment in the AFB Foundation by 10 percent or more over the previous year. Donations fund projects that focus on the AFB Foundation’s mission of building awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of agriculture through education.

State Leader Award
MFBF was recognized in the state leader category. State Leader Awards are presented to state Farm Bureaus when each board member donates $50 or greater to the AFB Foundation.

County Leader Award
Dakota County Farm Bureau was recognized in the County Leader Award category. This award is presented to a county Farm Bureau when each member of that county board of directors donates $25 or greater to the AFB Foundation.

Challenge Awards
The MFBF Promotion and Education Committee and the MFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee were recognized with the Challenge Award. This award is presented to Farm Bureau committees when 100 percent of the group donates at least $25 or greater to the AFB Foundation.
Learn more about the AFB Foundation at including their new book of the year “First Peas to the Table.”

The AFBF Annual Meeting will continue through January 12. 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 among the nearly 7,000 Farm Bureau members attending the meeting, which also features a variety of workshops, seminars and speakers.