County Farm Bureaus recognized for community outreach
(WACO, TEXAS)—Four county Farm Bureaus (CFBs) were recognized for County Activities of Excellence (CAE) by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) for their outreach efforts this year.
Anderson, Bowie, Hale and Wharton CFBs made connections, built relationships and strengthened agricultural awareness in their communities through a variety of activities.
“County Farm Bureaus undertake outreach projects and collaborate with other local organizations on various events throughout each year. Those interactions are important because farmers and ranchers are able to interact with local consumers, neighbors and community leaders,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “We’re proud of the work our county leaders do in their communities to increase agricultural awareness, and we’re proud to recognize these four counties for their creative efforts.”
The CAE program recognizes and shares successful CFB programs and activities that help generate more grassroots awareness and involvement at the county level.
Each CFB recognized this year demonstrated creativeness and ingenuity in planning and executing their activities to bolster outreach, communication and community support for agriculture and Farm Bureau.
Anderson CFB created an internship opportunity that tasked a high school student to serve as a youth ambassador for the county organization.
Bowie CFB strengthened its ties with local young farmers and ranchers to boost participation in Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) programs.
Hale CFB hosted 29 Texas 4-H members on a cucumber farm tour so they could learn more about West Texas agriculture and pickle production.
After the pandemic forced the cancelation of the annual county stock show and fair,
Wharton CFB hosted a virtual bucket calf show to allow young children an opportunity to exhibit the hard work that went into raising their animals.
“These outstanding county Farm Bureaus make it clear we have many innovative county leaders working to promote Texas agriculture,” Boening said. “These passionate leaders help inspire and involved the next generation of agriculture.”
Each CFB was awarded a $1,250 cash prize for their efforts and recognized during the virtual opening general session of TFB’s 87th Annual Meeting on Nov. 30.