Bureau Co. Farm Bureau honored during Illinois Farm Bureau annual meeting

Brian Duncan, Illinois Farm Bureau Vice President, left, and Evan Hultine, Bureau County Farm Bureau President. (Photo contributed)

PRINCETON - Bureau County Farm Bureau was recently recognized during the 107th annual meeting of the Illinois Farm Bureau for their outstanding programming during 2019 and 2020. The annual meeting is an opportunity for recognition of outstanding achievement by individual members and county farm bureaus

Counties compete for awards with other counties of similar membership size:

Group I — 1,350 and fewer members

Group II — 1,351 to 1,900 members

Group III — 1,901 to 2,800 members

Group IV — 2,801 to 5,500 members

Group V — 5,501 or more members

Bureau County Farm Bureau, which is in Group IV, was awarded the following:

  • County Activities of Excellence Awards in Foundations & Fundraising for their “Paint the Sign” fundraiser and Membership Value for their “Restaurant Bingo” promotion.
  • New Horizon Award (to encourage new and innovative programs) for the “Silo Movie, Grain Bin Extrication Demonstration and Safety Sticker” campaign.
  • Pinnacle Award for programs held relating to goals set for the organization. This is the highest-level award given to the most outstanding county in each membership group to recognize overall program excellence as it relates to the County Farm Bureau’s goals and priorities.

Awards given have been evaluated under the County Activities of Excellence (CAE) program. The goals of the CAE program are to recognize farm bureaus for program excellence, encourage and assist them in setting goals and priorities, inspire and promote innovative programming to meet member needs, promote programming in key areas, and to provide a resource to counties for the purpose of developing new programs.

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