County Farm Bureaus have until Sept. 1 to apply for the American Farm Bureau Federation County Activities of Excellence (CAE) awards.
The CAE awards celebrate unique, volunteer-driven programming at the local level. The program categorizes county activities into the following areas: education and ag promotion, leadership development, member services, policy implementation, public relations and information, and safety.
Up to 24 innovative county Farm Bureau activities from across the nation will be selected to display at the 2024 AFBF Annual Convention and Trade Show in January in Salt Lake City, Utah. One or multiple county Farm Bureaus that work together to plan and carry out an activity may submit CAE applications.
The deadline for counties to have their applications submitted online for state CAE coordinator approval is Friday, Sept. 1, at 5 p.m. Eastern time. State CAE coordinators will then have until Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. Eastern time to look over and approve the submitted applications.
Winners will be announced the first week of October. Individual county and multi-county CAE winning entries will receive four complimentary registrations and a $2,250 cash award to be used toward travel and display costs to attend the convention.