Farm Bureau honors innovative programs

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Twenty-four county Farm Bureaus nationwide were honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation for innovative program ideas in the organization’s County Activities of Excellence Awards program.

The winners were highlighted during federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, in Nashville, Jan. 5-10.

The awards program acknowledges and shares successful county Farm Bureau programs and activities. The awards are based on county Farm Bureau membership.

This year’s award winners come from 12 states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.

Local winners

The winners in our region with less than 1,000 members:

Adams County, Ohio — Ohio Strong A Partners/Youth Beginner Beekeeper Scholarship;

Shelby County, Ohio — Conservation Day Camp;

Jackson-Vinton counties, Ohio — Farm Fest in the Park;

Ottawa County, Ohio — North Coast Jackpot Show

Paulding County, Ohio — County Farm Bureau Day at the County Fair,

The winners in our region with 1,001-3,000 members:

LaRue County, Kentucky — Faith, Family, Farm and Food Appreciation Dinner;

Wood County, Ohio — Sheriff Training;

The winners in our region with 3,001-5,000 members:

Mason County, Kentucky — Traveling Book Barn;

The winners in our region with 5,001 or more members

Elkhart County, Indiana — Cowboy Ethics

Multi-County Collaborative

Carol and Tuscarawas counties, Ohio — Weeding Out Substance Abuse in Rural America and Farm Bureau’s Got Your Back Campaign.

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