Orleans County Farm Bureau honored at annual meeting

Staff Reports Posted 16 December 2014 at 12:00 am

ROCHESTER Orleans County Farm Bureau was presented with four Silver Key Awards at the annual meeting for the New York Farm Bureau on Dec. 9-11 in Rochester.

The Silver Key Awards are presented to county Farm Bureau organizations that have exhibited excellence in a variety of categories relating to effectiveness in policy implementation, promoting agriculture in the public and in classrooms, leadership development, and membership building.

The Orleans County Farm Bureau awards was recognized for excellence in the following categories: Membership, Agricultural Education & Promotion, Leadership Development, and Policy Development & Implementation on the local level.

While at the State Annual Meeting, farmer members also took part in the grassroots process of laying the groundwork for the year ahead. More than 100 delegates from across New York proposed, discussed and voted on resolutions that set NYFB’s public policy agenda for 2015.

Orleans County Farm Bureau is dedicated to solving the economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural community. The county is part of New York Farm Bureau, the largest agricultural advocacy group in New York State, known to members and the public as “The Voice of New York Agriculture.”