AFBF’s State Awards of Excellence recognize achievement in the state’s effectiveness and visibility as an advocate for farmers and ranchers, engagement with consumers, creation of tools that help farmers and ranchers succeed in business and leadership, and enhancement and promotion of the value of Farm Bureau. These awards are similar to CFB’s County Awards of Excellence program.

The goals of this program are to motivate and recognize each state for implementing outstanding programs, encourage programming in key areas and to provide a resource to states for the purpose of developing new programs.

Colorado is excited to receive recognition in the following categories for the State Awards of Excellence:

  • Advocacy: CFB’s inaugural collaboration with the Denver Business Journal for the Who’s Who in Agriculture program was nominated for this year’s advocacy program.
  • Engagement & Outreach: Partnerships with Chef Jason Morse, the growth of ELA and participation at Ag Day at the Capitol highlighted some of this year’s most effective engagement and outreach programs.
  • Leadership & Business Development: CFB has worked hard to build an advocacy program to create greater opportunities for members to engage in leadership positions. This year’s nomination celebrated the success we’ve had in showcasing our members’ skills and the impact they are having on their communities.
  • Membership Value: Serving the Same People was an initiative to bring Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance and the Federation closer together. The strides that county boards and local agents have made in building relationships was this year’s nomination.

Thank you to all of our members who make this recognition possible!

The presentation of the New Horizon and Pinnacle Awards, two of the highest awards you can receive, is set for Sunday, January 19, during the first day of general session at AFBF’s Annual Convention. Stay tuned to see if Colorado earns these honors!