Idaho Farm Bureau President Bryan Searle and VP Mark Trupp show off the AFBF New Horizon Award
Idaho Farm Bureau wins AFBF's New Horizon Award
Phoenix--The Idaho Farm Bureau received the prestigious New Horizon Award at the AFBF Annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ. The New Horizon Awards, honors states with the most innovative new programs.
Idaho received the New Horizon Award because IFBF initiated a deep review of the organization known as the VISION program. In 2016, under the direction of IFBF President Bryan Searle and the state board of directors, the organization sought to identify what was working for the organization and what wasn’t. More than seventy individuals were involved in six committees recommending 93 well-researched recommendations to the state board for consideration.
"The Awards of Excellence are awarded to Idaho Farm Bureau because it demonstrated outstanding achievements in six program areas: Education and Outreach; Leadership Development; Member Benefits; Membership Initiatives; Policy Development and Implementation; and Public Relations and Communications," said Idaho Farm Bureau's Executive Vice President and CEO Rick Keller.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture also awarded the Idaho Farm Bureau the Apex Award and the State Leader Award. The Apex award is achieved when a state has donated 10% more to the Foundation than in the previous year. 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.