Northern Ag Network's Lane Nordlund speaks with MFBF President Bob Hanson. The Montana Farm Bureau has received the Pinnacle Award, the highest honor a state can be awarded for program and membership achievement during the 97th American Farm Bureau Annual Convention Jan. 8-13 in Orlando, Fla. Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson accepted the prestigious award during the opening session.
Source: Montana Farm Bureau Federation
ORLANDO , FLA — The Montana Farm Bureau has received the Pinnacle Award, the highest honor a state can be awarded for program and membership achievement, during the 97th American Farm Bureau Annual Convention Jan. 8-13 in Orlando, Fla. Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson accepted the prestigious award during the opening session.
Montana Farm Bureau captured six State Awards for Excellence in: Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Services; Policy Development & Implementation; Public Relations & Communications; and Membership Initiatives. MFBF also won three President’s Awards for Member Services, Membership Initiatives and Leadership Development. President’s Awards are the “best of the best” and are presented for excellence in each six program areas to states by membership category size.
MFBF received the Navigator Award for exceeding state membership growth goals. MFBF was also the first state in the nation to make AFBF membership quota. This is the eighth year in a row MFBF has captured his honor. The state’s largest agricultural organization currently has 21,0 00 member families.
In addition, MFBF received an Apex Award which is achieved when a state has donated 10 percent more to the American Farm Bureau Foundation than during the previous year. The donation total includes gifts from individual members, Silent Auction purchases and investments from state Farm Bureaus.
“It’s very rewarding that Montana Farm Bureau won the Pinnacle Award along with all of our other awards. Having 40 of our members attending this convention makes receiving these awards today especially exciting,” noted MFBF President Bob Hanson. “We have an excellent group of volunteers at our county Farm Bureaus who have helped make our Farm Bureau membership grow and programs continually improve. I thank everyone who puts so much effort into making our state Farm Bureau successful and award-winning.”