Northampton Farm Bureau wins County of Excellence Award

Published 5:11 pm Friday, December 15, 2023

GREENSBORO – Northampton County Farm Bureau was named the winner of the 2023 County of Excellence Award, Division 3.

Shelby Ricks, Northampton County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chair, joins with Kelly Vann, Northampton County Farm Bureau President, to receive the County of Excellence Award from Shawn Harding (right), President of NC Farm Bureau. Contributed Photo

The county organization was judged North Carolina Farm Bureau’s most effective in its membership class in implementing programs, services and activities that build active county Farm Bureaus and fulfill the mission of the organization.

The award ceremony took place during NCFB’s 88th annual Convention, held Dec. 3-5 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons.

“This award is presented to the county that executed the best all-around effort for the year, and Northampton County Farm Bureau represented the best of what Farm Bureau stands for and strives to achieve through its grassroots structure,” said NCFB President Shawn Harding.

County Farm Bureaus were evaluated on their development of public relations programs and enhanced communications with county leadership, legislative and policy development efforts, county board community service, leadership development and other ongoing non-profit activities.

Northampton County participated in many activities throughout the year that promoted the mission of Farm Bureau. The county maintained an active Women’s Committee, which supported Ag in the Classroom activities, local medical agencies, local teachers, and the Ronald McDonald House. They also engaged with their elected officials, helped sponsor a local toy drive, and more.