The New York Farm Bureau once again received top honors for its outstanding work this year on behalf of farmers across the state. The organization was given all six State Awards of Excellence handed out annually by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
The high honors for 2013 signify success in the categories of member services, membership initiatives, education and outreach, leadership development, policy development and implementation, and public relations and communications. A panel of judges from throughout the country evaluated the New York Farm Bureau's applications and programming to determine the awards.
"The fact that the American Farm Bureau Federation has recognized the efforts of New York Farm Bureau by awarding our organization all six State Farm Bureau Awards of Excellence only confirms the effectiveness of our county farm bureau structure and the dedicated efforts of our individual farm bureau members. NYFB will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of New York agriculture, and we will need the support and involvement of every farmer going forward in order to continue having great success in representing New York's agricultural community," said Jeff Kirby, executive director of the New York Farm Bureau.
The New York Farm Bureau will officially receive the awards in January at AFBF's 95th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.