MFBF was the honored as one of the top Farm Bureaus across the nation during American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF’s) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, when it received the Pinnacle Award and New Horizon Award.  

The Pinnacle Award is the highest award a state Farm Bureau can earn for program and membership achievement. Farm Bureaus compete annually for this award against other state Farm Bureaus of the same-sized membership. This is the tenth time in 11 years that MFBF has received this honor.  

To earn this award, MFBF first has to receive Awards For Excellence in four of possible four program activity areas, including advocacy: engagement and outreach: leadership and business development; and membership value.  

The organization also received the New Horizon Award, which recognizes Farm Bureaus that implement innovative, new programs. This year, MFBF received this honor for its fundraising efforts to move the old horse barn at UMass Amherst. Currently, the barn has been renamed MFBF Hall and is used for learning purposes among students.  

“These awards show the dedication of our staff and leaderships,” said MFBF President Mark Amato. “And for that I say Thank You! Our members are the backbone of our organization and their efforts and support make these awards possible.”  

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