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Posted on Dec 8, 2019 in Editorial, Featured

Smith County Farm Bureau named ‘Most Outstanding’

Smith County Farm Bureau named ‘Most Outstanding’

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas)—Passion for agricultural advocacy, dedication to their community and a growing membership earned Smith County Farm Bureau (CFB) one of the highest awards given by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB).

Smith CFB put their local agricultural stories in the spotlight, connecting farmers and ranchers with others in their community and across the state. For their efforts, they received the 2019 Most Outstanding County Farm Bureau Award at Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) 86th annual meeting in San Antonio.

It’s the third time for Smith CFB to win the prestigious award.

“Smith CFB worked all year on behalf of Texas agriculture,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “Receiving this award is recognition for their passion and dedication to agriculture, and the teamwork to get the job done.”

The key points of the Most Outstanding County Farm Bureau program include promoting agriculture, political activities, attending state meetings and hosting youth activities. The program allows every county to earn points in each of these areas to become the best across Texas each year.

Throughout the year, Smith CFB hosted community activities, educational events and engaged with consumers and state and national elected officials. Those activities helped the local organization earn points toward the state award.

Program eligibility begins Nov. 1 and runs through Oct. 31 of the following calendar year.

The county leaders took action early in the year—planning their events and activities.

“This group is very active in their community. They host events for farmers and ranchers, and they host events to talk about agriculture with consumers,” Boening said. “They work diligently to be a voice of agriculture in their community and at state functions. They are active in developing grassroots policy and maintaining relationships with elected officials. All of these activities are important for the future of agriculture and Farm Bureau.”

Smith County Farm Bureau was named the Most Outstanding County Farm Bureau in Texas for its agricultural advocacy and farmer education efforts.