LANSING — MFB honors outstanding individuals for their contributions and achievements toward supporting and advancing Michigan agriculture and furthering MFB's values and policy. Learn more about these award programs on our website.
Champions of Excellence
The updated Champions of Excellence Awards recognizes two categories: Advocacy and Innovation. The previous Involvement award will now be selected by numbers pulled directly from county dashboards on June 1, 2018. Leadership Development has been integrated into the Advocacy and Innovation applications.
To receive recognition for the great work your county Farm Bureau is doing, submit a completed application no later than July 1, 2018. One winner per category in each district will be announced no later than Aug. 15 and receive a $350 county grant.
Each district winner will then compete at the state level; those winners will be announced at the MFB Annual Meeting and receive a $1,000 grant.
Presidential Volunteer of the Year
MFB President Carl Bednarski personally acknowledges the vital role volunteers play in the organization’s success. Members who have exhibited commitment to a Farm Burau program or event, and who are instrumental to its success, are eligible for Presidential Volunteer of the Year recognition.
Eligible regular members must have served the entire program year (Aug. 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018), leading one or more county Farm Bureau projects and recruiting others to help.
To nominate a member in your county, nominate him or her by Aug. 3, 2018 with this online form.
Distinguished Service to Agriculture
Since 1956, MFB’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award, has acknowledged those who have made exceptional contributions to Michigan agriculture.
Please review the award criteria and use this form to submit your nomination no later than July 1, 2018.
4-H Excellence in Agriculture
MFB’s 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes outstanding achievements of Michigan 4-H volunteers or groups that have exhibited excellence in youth education and leadership development in the areas of beef cattle; dairy cattle; goats; horses; horticulture, crops and soils; poultry; rabbits; sheep; swine; and/or veterinary science.
Honorees choose where their $1,000 recognition award will go to advance Michigan 4-H agriculture programs (4-H volunteer training, to purchase supplies and curriculum materials, or to enhance 4-H agricultural programming locally or statewide). Nominations must be submitted to the Michigan 4-H Foundation, by June 1, 2017.
Visit the MFB website or contact Sara Miller (517-679-4781) for more information.