The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation was recently awarded the Leadership & Business Development and Engagement & Outreach Awards of Excellence at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Virtual Convention. AFBF presents these awards to states who showed excellence in the implementation of outstanding member programs and membership achievement in 2020.

The Pinnacle Award, the highest honor a state can be awarded for program and membership achievement, was given to Arizona, Texas and Virginia.

New Horizon Awards, honoring states with the most innovative new programs, were presented to Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Utah.

The Awards of Excellence recognize state Farm Bureaus that demonstrated outstanding achievements in four program areas: Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; and Engagement & Outreach.

The Awards of Excellence winners by state and category are:

  • Alabama (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Arizona (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Arkansas (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • California (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Colorado (Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Florida (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Georgia (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Idaho (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Illinois (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Iowa (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Kansas (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Kentucky (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Louisiana (Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development)
  • Maine (Advocacy)
  • Minnesota (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Mississippi (Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Montana (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Nebraska (Membership Value)
  • Nevada (Advocacy)
  • New Mexico (Engagement & Outreach)
  • New York (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • North Carolina (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Oklahoma (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Oregon (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Pennsylvania (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Tennessee (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Texas (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Utah (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Virginia (Membership Value; Advocacy; Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)
  • Wyoming (Leadership & Business Development; Engagement & Outreach)

Virtual Convention
The AFB Virtual Convention is free to all, and registration remains open throughout the event. Sessions will be available as on-demand content post-airing to all registered attendees. Find the full schedule and registration information at annualconvention.fb.org.