Your state, county or committee can show your support by participating in our award challenges! Winners recieve an award plaque and recognition at Flapjacks with the Foundation.
It is our hope that State and County Farm Bureaus accept the challenge to support the Foundation!
State Leader Awards – State Leader Awards are presented to the state Farm Bureaus when each board member of the respective Farm Bureau donates at least $50 to the Foundation.
County Leader Awards – County Leader Awards are presented to county Farm Bureaus when each member of that county board of directors donates at least $25 to the Foundation.
Challenge awards are presented to Farm Bureau committees (national, state or county) or other groups, such as insurance agents, when 100% of that group donates at least $25 to the Foundation.
$850 for 85 Challenge
Leading up to the 85th anniversary of the Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program, the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee (AFBWLC) is challenging each state Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee to donate $850 to the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education. The fund was established to honor two former national committee chairs, Berta White and Linda Reinhardt, as advocates and leaders in promoting and raising the awareness of agricultural literacy.
The AFBWLC is partnering with the AFBFA to offer incentives to two states who meet the challenge. Five reserved-seating tickets to the 2019 Flapjacks with the Foundation breakfast at the AFBF Annual Convention in New Orleans, including a copy of the AFBFA Book of the Year, and on-stage recognition to the states (valued at $350):
- Who first meets the donation goal of $850, and
- Who donates the most to the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education
Donations must be specifically for the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education and received by AFBFA no later than November 30, 2018.
The Apex Award
In 2017, in honor of our 50th Anniversary, we challenged states to donate 12% more than they did in 2016 to achieve the Apex Award! In 2017, 20 state Farm Bureaus received Apex Awards:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire
- New York
- South Dakota
To qualify for the 2018 Apex Award, states must donate 10% more than they did in 2017.
The Scholar Award
The Scholar Award is given to 6 states – one from each member group – and is awarded to the state Farm Bureau with the highest total donations in that member group.
State Farm Bureaus receiving the 2017 Scholar Award are: Delaware, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Virginia.
The Award of Excellence
The Award of Excellence is presented to a state Farm Bureau when all of the county Farm Bureaus and the state Farm Bureau donates to the Foundation. Delaware Farm Bureau received the Award of Excellence in 2017.