HERSHEY, Pa. — The Susquehanna County Farm Bureau won five awards, including the prestigious “Farm Bureau Proud” award, during Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s 66th Annual Meeting in Hershey.
The award is the highest honor bestowed upon a county Farm Bureau among Pennsylvania’s 54 county Farm Bureaus.
Susquehanna County Farm Bureau edged out the Chester/Delaware County Farm Bureau by earning more total points, even though both county Farm Bureaus captured five awards.
Susquehanna County Farm Bureau was also recognized for earning the Overall Achievement Award for county Farm Bureaus with up to 400 farmer members.
The award salutes a county Farm Bureau for its outstanding performance in the six program areas evaluated by PFB.
In addition, Susquehanna County won President’s Awards in the areas of Policy Development & Implementation, Media Relations and Member Communications and Services.
Also in the award category of 400 farmer members or less, Juniata County Farm Bureau won the President’s Award for County Board Organization and Leadership Development.
Juniata County also took home the second place award for Overall Achievement.
Clearfield County was recognized with the President’s Award for Agriculture Promotion in the up to 400 farmer member category.
In the category of county farm bureaus with 401 or more farmer members, the Chester/Delaware County Farm Bureau won five awards, including the Overall Achievement Award.
Chester/Delaware shared four other President’s Awards, including a tie with Butler County for the Leadership Development award, a tie with Somerset County for the Media Relations and Member Communications award, a tie with the Blair County Farm Bureau for Agriculture Promotion and a three-way tie with Bedford County and Somerset County for the County Board Organization award.
Butler County Farm Bureau was the second place recipient of the Overall Achievement Award in the 401 and up farmer member category. Butler County earned its second President’s Award for Policy Development and Implementation.
The Wayne/Pike County Farm Bureau won the President’s Award for Services to complete the 401 and up member category.