St. Lawrence County Farm Bureau wins five awards at annual state meeting
Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 9:10 am

Members of the St. Lawrence County Farm Bureau accepted the Silver Key award at the New York Farm Bureau State annual meeting in Albany. From left: Kevin Acres, Jon Greenwood, Dave Fisher.

CANTON -- St. Lawrence County Farm Bureau won six Silver Key Awards at the New York Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting.

The county was also presented with the Distinguished Presidents Award for outstanding leadership related to overall county programming.

The Silver Key Awards are presented to county Farm Bureaus that have exhibited excellence in a variety of categories relating to effectiveness in policy implementation, promoting agriculture amongst the public and in classrooms, leadership development, and membership building.

Jon Greenwood, county farm bureau president said, “We are extremely appreciative of the recognition given to us by New York Farm Bureau of our county farm bureau’s programming activities. These awards validate the goal of developing successful programs that meet the needs of our membership.”

More than 100 delegates from across New York proposed, discussed and voted on resolutions that set NYFB’s policy agenda for 2013. They also heard from a number of state and national leaders including Senator Charles Schumer, NY Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine, and Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair Bill Magee. Keith Eckel, Chairman of Nationwide Insurance, also spoke about the successful partnership between Nationwide and New York Farm Bureau.

The awards were presented for excellence in the following categories:

Policy Development & Implementation – Local

Policy Development & Implementation – State & National

Information & Public Relations

Agricultural Education & Promotion

Leadership Development

Young Farmer Programming