County farm bureau grants are some of the most exciting projects of the year because it celebrates the organization’s grassroots power by allowing counties to get creative, no matter their size. These grants are to help empower counties’ local efforts and help amplify farm bureau’s brand in local communities to increase membership. Think of this program as a way to spread the word about the great things that the county is doing and a way to go further than you have before with your programs. Here are a few examples of events and programs that were awarded grants in the past:

  • Host events/meetings where the public is invited to learn about issues like mental health.
  • Create “How To” videos on projects like hoop houses.
  • Host an open house event to introduce your local CFBIC agents to your community.
  • Sponsor and promote a food drive to deliver goods to local food banks.
  • Go all out and create a unique and engaging promotional booth at county fairs.
  • Get the Farm Bureau name out there and engage youth by contributing to 4-H and FFA fair premiums.
  • Host social media challenges to engage others in your community.
  • Create unique advertising spots for local radio.

If counties can dream it, CFB wants to help!

Click here to apply.

Each year, County Awards of Excellence celebrate the good work county Farm Bureaus are doing to spread the word of the organization in their community. Counties can apply for an award based on activities and involvement that occurred in 2022, so get thinking about those programs (if you haven’t done any already). Applications are reviewed and awarded at the 2021 CFB Annual Meeting.

This program is one of the best ways to celebrate the great work counties do. By sharing activities and examples with others, we are able to get creative when promoting Colorado Farm Bureau, driving membership and furthering the goals of all our members.

To help get those creative juices flowing, here are a few examples of award winners from last year:

  • Pueblo County Farm Bureau: Hosted a candidate forum for those running for various office across Pueblo County and the state.
  • Douglas, Elbert and El Paso County Farm Bureaus: Created their own member benefits card to support businesses in their community and support Douglas County membership efforts.

County Awards of Excellence are available in the following categories:

  • Policy Implementation
  • Local Affairs
  • Communication/Outreach
  • Leadership Development
  • Membership Initiatives
  • New Horizon

Have you completed a great program in your county? Submit it for an award! Applications are due at the end of the membership year on Oct. 13, 2023.

Click here to apply.

In collaboration with the Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance Company, we also celebrate the partnership between local insurance agents and county Farm Bureaus with the Serving the Same People Award.

This award program was created to recognize and award outstanding agents that help create and foster a positive coalition with county farm bureaus. Agents that assist with shared events and activities, support member recruitment/retention goals, provide outstanding member benefits/products and serve county Farm Bureau members are just a few of the attributes that qualify for being a top agent.

Nominate your county agent that goes above and beyond to collaborate with your county farm bureau and provides outstanding service to members in your county. Applications are due at the end of the membership year on Oct. 13, 2023.

Click here to nominate an agent.