Medina Journal-Register — BATAVIA — The Orleans County Farm Bureau was presented with six Silver Key Awards at the New York Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting, held earlier this month in Syracuse.
The Silver Key Awards are presented to county Farm Bureaus that have exhibited excellence in a variety of categories relating to effectiveness in policy implementation, promoting agriculture amongst the public and in classrooms, leadership development, and membership building.
Orleans County won awards for excellence in the following categories:
• State & National Policy Development & Implementation
• Agriculture Education & Promotion
• Information & Public Relations
• Young Farmers
• Leadership Development
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 2014.
The Orleans County Farm Bureau is part of the 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.”