The Susquehanna County Farm Bureau won four awards, including the prestigious Farm Bureau Creates Awareness and Responds with Effective Solutions (CARES) Award during Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting in Hershey. The Farm Bureau CARES Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a county Farm Bureau among Pennsylvania’s 54 county Farm Bureaus.
Susquehanna County was also recognized for earning the Overall Achievement Award for county Farm Bureaus with up to 400 farmer members. The award salutes a county Farm Bureau for its outstanding performance in the six program areas evaluated by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB). In addition, Susquehanna County won President’s Awards in the areas of Policy Development and Implementation and Services.
“All 54 of our county Farm Bureaus did outstanding volunteer work this year, but the Susquehanna County Farm Bureau demonstrated the highest level of excellence in a wide variety of program areas. Their achievements benefitted farmers throughout Susquehanna County and also strengthened relationships with consumers and the local community,” said PFB President Carl T. Shaffer.
The Wayne/Pike County Farm Bureau was recognized with the Overall Achievement Award for county Farm Bureaus with more than 400 farmer members. Wayne/Pike also received the President’s Award in the area of Media Relations and Member Communications.
The Somerset County Farm Bureau earned two President’s Awards in the more than 400 member category, taking home program awards in the areas of Outreach and Education and County Board Organization, an award they shared with the Bedford County Farm Bureau.
Also in the above 400 member category, the York County Farm Bureau won the President’s Award for Policy Development and Implementation and took second place in the Overall Achievement category. The Chester/Delaware County Farm Bureau won the President’s Award for Leadership Development, while the Lebanon County and Westmoreland County Farm Bureaus tied for top honors in the Services category.
In the category of up to 400 farmer members, the Snyder County Farm Bureau received two President’s Awards in the areas of Media Relations and Member Communications and Services. Snyder County also finished in second place in the Overall Achievement Award category.
Northumberland County Farm Bureau took home two President’s Award for Leadership Development and Outreach and Education. And finally, Cambria County Farm Bureau was recognized with the President’s Award for County Board Organization in the up to 400 member category.