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Published 11:30 am Monday, January 22, 2018

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Kentucky Farm Bureau took home several organizational awards presented at this year’s American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 99th annual convention. Each year state Farm Bureaus are presented awards in different categories related to several programs and initiatives.

KFB was honored with an array of AFBF Awards of Excellence in all four categories given, including: Advocacy; Engagement and Outreach; Leadership and Business Development; and Membership Value.

KFB President Mark Haney said he was proud of the efforts made by the organization.

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“It is my pleasure to accept these awards on behalf of our organization. However, these awards are earned by the combined efforts of our volunteer leadership and staff,” he said. “It takes a true grassroots approach to be the Voice of Kentucky Agriculture at the county, state, and national level. When we are united with one voice, the entire organization becomes stronger and more effective in our effort to advocate on behalf of Kentucky farm families.”

Haney, who led the 500-plus Kentucky member delegation to the convention, accepted the awards on behalf of KFB which were presented by AFBF President Zippy Duvall.

Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families statewide, is the state’s largest general farm organization. Over 500 members from Kentucky attended the 99th Annual Convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation, held January 5-10 in Nashville, TN to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements and adopt policy for 2018.