Marion County Farm Bureau was recognized at Missouri Farm Bureau’s 104th annual meeting for outstanding program achievements, during an awards program Dec. 3 at Lake of the Ozarks.

Representing Marion County Farm Bureau, Joe Kendrick, president, accepted the award for the county from Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst.

The county achieved recognition as the top county in category of 951-1,200 members by going over membership quota for 2018 with a total of 992 members and received the maximum six gold stars for excellence in several program areas.  

Marion County Farm Bureau was recognized for having top programs in membership, marketing/commodities, public policy/FARM-PAC, Young Farmers & Ranchers/leadership development, public relations/promotion and education, and quota.  

In addition, Marion County was honored with two Awards of Excellence in the education and marketing/commodities categories.

More than 1,200 Farm Bureau members and agricultural leaders attended the annual meeting.