SALEM, N.Y. — Washington County Farm Bureau was presented with all 8 possible Silver Key Awards at the New York Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting, held December 5-6 in Albany, N.Y.
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.
The awards were presented for excellence in the following categories:
- Agricultural Promotion and Education
- County Financials
- Information and Public Relations
- Leadership Development
- Policy Implementation- Local
- Policy Implementation- State and National
- Young Farmers
In addition, Washington County Farm Bureau President, Patricia Lockwood from Hudson Falls was recognized with the Distinguished President Award for overall County Farm Bureau programming.
While at the State Annual Meeting, farmer members also took part in the grassroots process of laying the groundwork for the year ahead. More than 150 delegates from across New York proposed, discussed and voted on resolutions that will guide NYFB’s public policy agenda for 2018.
Washington County Farm Bureau is dedicated to solving the economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural community. The county is part of New York Farm Bureau, the largest agricultural advocacy group in New York State, known to members and the public as “The Voice of New York Agriculture.”
—Kim Trombly New York Farm Bureau
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