ATLANTA, GA – Congratulations to Lancaster County Farm Bureau (LCFB) who was, one of 18 county Farm Bureaus nationwide, honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) for innovative program ideas in the organization’s County Activities of Excellence Awards (CAE) program. The winners were highlighted at AFBF’s 2022 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, which runs through Jan. 11.
LCFB was recognized for its County Connections Grant program, which was developed to assist other county Farm Bureaus to fund projects that will develop leadership, create member-specific programs that meet the needs of members, increase member involvement, or strengthen the ability for the county Farm Bureaus to be the voice of agriculture locally.
“Members are the heart and soul of Farm Bureau and it’s exciting to see one of our county Farm Bureaus recognized for their outstanding work,” said Mark McHargue, Nebraska Farm Bureau president. “Lancaster County Farm Bureau’s County Connections Grant program is a prime example of the amazing successes that can happen when farmers and ranchers reach out to one another.”
This year’s CAE award winners come from 10 states besides Nebraska. They include California, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, and Ohio.
The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 58,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.