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Excellence Award
Awards are given in six program areas: Education and Outreach, Leadership Development, Member Services, Membership Initiatives, Policy Development & Implementation, and Public Relations & Communications. The goals of the program are to recognize and motivate states for outstanding programs, encourage programming in key areas, and provide a resource to states for the purpose of developing new programs. Achieving membership quota is not a requirement for an Excellence Award. More Information Here! Winners Here


President’s Award
The President’s Award is given to the most outstanding entry in each membership group for each program area. To receive a President’s Award the state must have achieved membership quota for the year.More Information Here! Winners Here


Pinnacle Award
The Pinnacle Award is the highest level award and shall be given to the most outstanding state in each membership group. To receive the Pinnacle Award a state must have achieved membership quota for the year and have the most President’s Awards in its membership group.  There is a system in place to determine the winner in case of a tie.Winners Here


New Horizon Award
The New Horizon Award recognizes one new (conducted within the last two years) and innovative program. There will be up to one New Horizon Award given per membership category. Quota is not required to apply for this program. Winners Here


AFBF Achievement Award
The American Farm Bureau Federation Achievement Award Program is designed to recognize those Young Farmers & Ranchers that have excelled in their farming/ranching operations and honed their leadership abilities to superiority. The contestants will be evaluated on a combination of their farming operation growth and financial progress of operation, FB Leadership, as well as leadership outside of Farm Bureau. More specifically, the judges will be looking for excellence in management, growth and scope of the enterprise and self-initiative that have been displayed throughout the operation. A contestant’s participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations is a definite point getter from the judges. More Information Here! Winners Here


AFBF Excellence in Agriculture
The Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award Program is designed as an opportunity for Young Farmers & Ranchers, while actively contributing and growing through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture, to earn recognition. Participants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations (i.e., civic, service and community). More Information Here! Winners Here


AFBF Discussion Meet
The Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. This competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. The judges are looking for the contestant that offers constructive criticism, cooperation, and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions. More Information Here! Winners Here


AFBF Collegiate Discussion Meet
The collegiate discussion meet provides college aged members with the opportunity to discuss agricultural issues with others while trying to build consensus and solve the issue at hand. More Information Here!  Winners Here


County Activities of Excellence

The County Activities of Excellence recognizes up to 24 successful county Farm Bureau programs from across the nation. Winning counties will get to present displays about their activities at the AFBF Annual Convention Tradeshow in January, and will receive $2,250 to help defray travel expenses.

With a focus on Farm Bureau’s priority issues, the CAE program groups county activities into the following areas: Education and Ag Promotion, Member Services, Public Relations and Information, Leadership Development and Policy Implementation. More Information Here! Winners Here


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