Daviess Co Jeff CokeLOUISVILLE, Ky. (12/1/17) – Daviess County Farm Bureau was honored today for its second-place finish in the 2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau County Information Awards competition. Leigh Ann Kuegel, Information Chair of Daviess 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 she coordinated over the last year.
Mercer County Farm Bureau and Fayette County Farm Bureau finished first 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 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 Garrard and Harlan counties for their noteworthy accomplishments in media relations and member information.
Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families statewide, is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 2,000 members attended KFB’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville, Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements and adopt policy for 2018. To view all the updates released from this year’s annual meeting, visit KYFBNewsroom.com.
In photo at top:  Daviess County Farm Bureau received second place in the 2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau County Information Awards competition at the organization’s annual meeting in Louisville. Jeff Coke, Daviess County Farm Bureau president (left), received the award from B. Todd Bright, KFB Communication Division Director. Coke accepted the award on behalf of Leigh Ann Kuegel, Daviess County Farm Bureau information chair, who could not be present.

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