2016 Women's Gold Star Award of Excellence

 

Sandy Rudolph accepts the 2016 Gold Star Award of Excellence from Betty Farris, chair of the Kentucky Farm Bureau state Women’s Committee.

Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Lyon County Farm Bureau received the 2016 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.

Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 475,000 member families statewide, is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 2,000 members attended KFB’s 97th annual meeting in Louisville, November 30-December 3 to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements and adopt policy for 2017. To view all the updates released from this year’s annual meeting, visit KYFBNewsroom.com.

 

 

 

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