The Owen County Farm Bureau Office was honored with several awards during the state-wide organization's meeting in Louisville.
The Owen County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 92nd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville. Above: David Chappell, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Bradley R. Smith, left, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during the Dec. 2 recognition and awards program.
Owen County Farm Bureau won top honors for its region of the state in the 2011 Safety Challenge Awards competition during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award was given to Owen County for the safety education it provided to 150 fifth grade students and teachers by partnering with other local organizations to produce the Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day. The event featured activities that focused on ATV, tractor, electric, fire and gun safety, and also addressed items concerning health issues, such as home product safety and the importance of using sunscreen. Above: Sandy Bush (center) received a plaque commemorating Owen County Farm Bureau’s 2011 Safety Challenge award from Dan Smaldone, KFB director of public relations (left), and David S. Beck, KFB executive vice president (right).
Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Owen County Farm Bureau received the 2011 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors county women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau. Above: Pam Chappell, chair of the Owen County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee (left), accepts the 2011 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Phyllis Amyx, chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau state women’s committee (right). The award was presented during a Dec. 2 recognition program at the 92nd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting.