The organization was given all six State Awards of Excellence handed out annually by American Farm Bureau Federation.
The high honors for 2013 signify success in the categories of member services, membership initiatives, education and outreach, leadership development, policy development and implementation, and public relations and communications. A panel of judges from throughout the country evaluated New York Farm Bureau’s applications and programming to determine the awards.
“The fact that the American Farm Bureau Federation has recognized the efforts of New York Farm Bureau, by awarding our organization all six State Farm Bureau Awards of Excellence, only confirms the effectiveness of our County Farm Bureau structure and the dedicated efforts of our individual Farm Bureau members," said Jeff Kirby, executive director of New York Farm Bureau.
"NYFB will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of New York agriculture, and we will need the support and involvement of every farmer going forward, in order to continue having great success in representing New York’s agricultural community,” he said.
New York Farm Bureau will officially receive the awards in January at AFBF’s 95th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.