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AFBF accepting applications for County Activities of Excellence

Hall County Farm Bureau and Paulding County Farm Bureau have received American Farm Bureau’s (AFBF) County Activities of Excellence recognition in recent years. Your county could be next! AFBF is now accepting applications for the 2019 County Activities of Excellence (CAE) program.  County Farm Bureaus wishing to enter can access award information, applications and the CAE archives from

AFBF uses an online submission process for all CAE applications. No paper or PDF applications will be accepted. Click on the appropriate link on the CAE page at to be directed to the application site. Each county that wishes to apply must create a unique user account on the application website. Please use a unique email for each county Farm Bureau that applies. For multi-county applications, choose one county to set up as the application user.

As many as 24 county Farm Bureau activities from across the nation will be selected to display in the IDEAg Trade Show January 2019, in New Orleans. Multiple county Farm Bureaus that work together to plan and carry out an activity may submit CAE applications jointly. The deadline for counties to have their applications submitted online for state CAE coordinator approval is Sept. 1 at 12 a.m. EDT.

AFBF will accept applications that are approved online by the state CAE coordinator by Sept. 14. Georgia’s state CAE coordinator is Field Services Director Dennis Black (478-474-0679, ext. 5224.

Winners will be announced no later than Oct. 19. Individual county and multi-county CAE winning entries will each receive a $2,250 cash award to be used toward travel and display costs to attend the 2019 AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. In addition, individual and multi-county CAE winning entries will each receive a total of four free registrations for the AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show.