Note to editors and news directors: This release should be of particular interest to media that cover Miami, Dearborn, Elkhart, Decatur and Rush counties.
(FRENCH LICK, IN) – Dec. 10, 2021 – During a special reception held for award winners at the Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention in French Lick, the organization recognized the achievements of county Farm Bureaus in 2021.
This year, five counties earned a County Activities of Excellence (CAE) award, which is designed to celebrate innovative, action-oriented programs developed by county Farm Bureaus. The CAE awards may be granted in one of five categories: create and promote a positive image of agriculture – “tell our story”; create a positive member experience; grow membership in a consistent and sustainable way; continue successful advocacy efforts at all levels; and improve awareness of INFB as a valuable resource. The top county in each category received a cash award of $2,000 to be applied toward improving a program in that county.
“To see so many county Farm Bureau leaders devoting their time to community programs tells me we’re on the right track as an organization,” said Randy Kron, INFB president. “Indiana Farm Bureau has a rich history of giving back, and we see that in the work our county Farm Bureaus are doing today to drive positive change for their neighbors.”
The winners are below:
These awards and honors are based on the Indiana Farm Bureau membership year, which runs from October through September each year.
About Indiana Farm Bureau: For more than 100 years, Indiana Farm Bureau (INFB) has promoted agriculture in Indiana through public education, member engagement, and by advocating for agricultural and rural needs. As the state’s largest general farm organization, INFB works diligently to ensure a farmer’s right to farm—protecting the livelihood, land, equipment, animals and crops of Hoosier farmers—because agriculture is vital to Indiana’s economy. Learn more at INFB.org