Drew County Farm Bureau President Jeff Felts (center) of Tillar received recognition for the county's work at the 82nd Arkansas Farm Bureau annual convention on December 1 in Hot Springs. Counties earn bronze or silver status in each category; a county that reaches silver in all five categories is awarded gold status.
Silver Star - Prime Timers committee and foundation. Elizabeth Stitzel of Clinton County was the victor and took home $4,000 in addition to expenses for and entry into the national Young Farmer & Rancher Discussion Meet, which will be held during the American Farm Bureau annual meeting, January 6-11 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Only three nominees were selected for 2016, reinforcing the impact that the Vogel's have had in over fifty years of Farm Bureau membership.
As part of its annual meeting, Illinois Farm Bureau presents program and committee awards in recognition of outstanding county Farm Bureau volunteer efforts throughout the year.
The White County Farm Bureau helped steer the discussion surrounding CAFOs and worked with the White County Area Plan Commission, the White County Commissioners, local farmers and local businesses to find a solution that would protect the lakes and the community without hindering agricultural growth. Founded in 1916, IFB is a non-profit, membership organization controlled by farmers who join through their county Farm Bureau.
Two organizations were recognized for public relations and education: Rush County for its expanded Ag in the Classroom program and Clay County for the Books to Barn project, presented during three days of the 2016 Clay County 4-H Fair.