Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) has been recognized for its overall achievements in 2012 with five national awards during the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 94th Annual Meeting in Nashville.
PFB received "Awards for Excellence" in all five program activity areas, including Agriculture Education and Promotion, Leadership Development, Member Services, Policy Implementation and Public Relations and Information. PFB also received an Apex Award to spotlight its increased total investment to AFBF's Foundation for Agriculture.
"The awards demonstrate the hard work and dedication of our grassroots farmer volunteers and organization staff. A huge team effort is needed to address the numerous issues affecting agriculture and farm families across Pennsylvania," said PFB President Carl T. Shaffer.
Farmers from Pennsylvania and across the United States gathered in Nashville from January 12-15 to participate in AFBF's Annual Meeting to set new federal policies for the nation's largest farm organization.