The Meeker County Farm Bureau was one of 24 counties honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation at the organizations?105th Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 19-24. 

The selected winners participated in the County Activities of Excellence program and demonstrated a commitment to offering quality programming to their counties. Meeker County Farm Bureau was recognized for its outreach to local schools. 

Meeker County Farm Bureau President Matt Johnson worked with FBFS agents Ian McGuire and Michael Niedzielski on the purchase and distribution of 130 books with the help of Ripley Elementary School Principal Chris Olson. The presentation included a local strawberry farmer, Sally Hendrickson, who provided some tips for the students and teachers.

“It was an honor to accept this award on behalf of our Meeker County members,” Johnson said. “We loved telling convention attendees from across the country about our project and how they can incorporate it back in their counties.”