Farm Bureau Publications Earn National Awards
Ag Alert®, the weekly newspaper published by the California Farm Bureau Federation, has been honored as Best Newspaper in an annual competition sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation. CFBF also earned an award for best feature writing and an honorable mention for best magazine during a ceremony at the AFBF Communications Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The award for Ag Alert marked the second straight year the publication has been honored as the best newspaper published by a large-state Farm Bureau.
Ag Alert is distributed to agricultural members of county Farm Bureaus in California. The contest judge remarked on the publication’s “inviting” layout, design and use of photographs, a “strong mix of articles and commentaries” and generally wellwritten
“Overall, it’s easy to understand why this is the No. 1 ag-related publication in the state,” the judge wrote.
The assistant editor of the CFBF member magazine California Bountiful®, Shannon Springmeyer, earned the Best Feature Story award among largestate Farm Bureaus for a story about use of beneficial insects to counteract agricultural pests.
Titled “Good Bug, Bad Bug,” the story appeared in the March/April edition of California Bountiful, which is distributed bimonthly to associate members of Farm Bureau and members of the California Bountiful Foundation.
The judge commended Springmeyer’s story for its “very interesting topic” and “great examples of beneficial bug use throughout the years.”
California Bountiful earned honorable mention for Best Magazine among large-state Farm Bureaus. The judge praised its stories as “varied and consistently interesting,” describing the magazine as “a great informational resource.”
Full content of both Farm Bureau publications is available on their respective websites, www. agalert.com and www.californiabountiful.com.
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 48,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members.
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