Bureau County Farm Bureau was recognized during the 108th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Farm Bureau for their outstanding programming. The county programming year ran from September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022. The Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for recognition of outstanding achievement by individual members and county Farm Bureaus (CFB’s). Counties competed for awards with other counties of similar membership size. Awards are given for five county groups. Bureau County is a member of Group IV which contains counties with 2,800 to 5,800 members.
Awards given have been evaluated under the County Activities of Excellence (CAE) program. The goals of the CAE program are to recognize CFB’s for program excellence, encourage & assist CFB’s in setting goals and priorities, inspire and promote innovative programming to meet member needs, promote programming in key areas, and to provide a resource to counties for the purpose of developing new programs.
Bureau County Farm Bureau was recently awarded the following:
New Horizon Award for Group IV for the Community Impact Grant Program. This award encourages new and innovative programs.
New Horizon Award, Multi-County for the Cultivating Health Minds Farmer Mental Health initiative. This award encourages new and innovative programs as counties work together to offer programs.
Pinnacle Award – Highest-level award given to the most outstanding county in each membership group to recognize overall program excellence as it relates to the County Farm Bureau’s goals and priorities.
Two individual programs were also recognized with a County Activities of Excellence (CAE) which is given to the county with the most outstanding project in a program area. Bureau County received recognition in the Farm Income and Development category with the Lady Landowners program and Local Affairs category with the Tile Monitoring program.
Bureau New Horizon – Bureau County Farm Bureau won the Group IV New Horizon Award for the work on the Community Impact Grant. L-R: Jill Frueh, Bureau County Farm Bureau Executive Director, Evan Hultine, Bureau County Farm Bureau President and Brian Duncan, Illinois Farm Bureau Vice President.
New Horizon Multi County – Bureau, Marshall-Putnam and Stark Counties won the State-wide Multi-County New Horizon Award for their work with farmer mental health. L-R: Tiffany Moodie, Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau Manager, Jill Frueh, Bureau County Farm Bureau Executive Director, Dale Jackson, Stark County Farm Bureau President, Jonathan Downey, Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau President, Evan Hultine, Bureau County Farm Bureau President and Brian Duncan, Illinois Farm Bureau Vice President.
Bureau Pinnacle – Bureau County Farm Bureau was awarded top honors for Group IV for their overall program excellence following their goals for the organization set prior to the program year. L-R: Jill Frueh, Bureau County Farm Bureau Executive Director, Evan Hultine, Bureau County Farm Bureau President and Brian Duncan, Illinois Farm Bureau Vice President.