2010 American Farm Bureau Public Relations Winners


Public relations and communications professionals from state Farm Bureaus received national recognition last week at the annual American Farm Bureau Federation Public Relations Conference in Madison, Wis.

Each year, state Farm Bureau staff members submit their organizations’ best work for national recognition at the AFBF conference. This year, 34 states submitted 284 entries.

CFB’s Shawn Martini won the “Best Internet Feature” award for the second year in a row, beating out states such as Ohio for his work on The Pulse communications site. He previously won the award in 2009 for his twitter feed, @agripundit

“These individuals embody public relations innovation and excellence,” said Don Lipton, AFBF director of public relations. “They creatively amplify the continuing efforts of farmers and ranchers to tell the story of agriculture.”

The complete list of winners can be found online.

Public relations and communications professionals from state Farm Bureaus received national recognition this week at the annual American Farm Bureau Federation Public Relations Conference in Madison, Wis.

Each year, state Farm Bureau staff members submit their organizations’ best work for national recognition at the AFBF conference. This year, 34 states submitted 284 entries.

Virginia earned the Dave Lane Award for Media Relations Excellence for states with 80,000 or more members. In the under 80,000 category, Pennsylvania won the award for the second consecutive year. The Dave Lane award recognizes the state public relations staff that does the best job of building and maintaining working relationships with members of the news media. The award is presented in honor of Dave Lane, former AFBF director of media relations.

“These individuals embody public relations innovation and excellence,” said Don Lipton, AFBF director of public relations. “They creatively amplify the continuing efforts of farmers and ranchers to tell the story of agriculture.”

The complete list of winners can be found online.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Elisa on June 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Congratulations!

    Reply

  2. Posted by Carlyle Currier on June 24, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Good to see Shawn recognized for his great work.

    Reply

  3. Posted by Amber on June 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Congrats Shawn! We are so blessed to have such a super media guy! You do such great work and I know it is appreciated all throughout the CFB family. I’m glad other people agree and you are rewarded for your efforts. So, when are you getting that raise you so much deserve?

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