Logan County Farm Bureau was honored today for its first place finish in the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) County Information Awards competition. John Alcott, Information Chair of Logan County Farm Bureau, attended an awards breakfast at the organization’s annual meeting in Louisville and was presented with the plaque and cash award given for the variety of effective public relations programs that were coordinated over the last year.
Jackson County Farm Bureau and Hardin County Farm Bureau finished second and third, respectively.
The County Information Awards are presented annually to recognize the best programs for member information and media relations performed at the local level. Criteria for winning entries includes developing a communications plan for regular communication with the county’s membership, securing news stories by local media outlets that emphasize issues important to both Farm Bureau and agriculture, hosting a media appreciation event, keeping website content updated, and promoting community relations programs.
Honorable mentions for the award were given to Farm Bureaus in Lincoln, Mercer and Union Counties for their noteworthy accomplishments in media relations and member information.
With nearly 500,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 1,700 members attended KFB’s 93rd annual meeting, December 5-8, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements as well as adopt policy for 2013. To view all the updates released from this year’s annual meeting, visit KYFBNewsroom.com.