May 2018
Co-op Matters

AFC Shines at NCFC Information Fair


Cooperative receives several awards for Cooperative Farming News magazine and online communications.

Every year, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives has a Cooperative Information Fair. The purpose of the Information Fair is to encourage cooperatives to improve the techniques by which they promote their businesses, inform their members and disseminate information to the general public.

For an additional fee, fair judges will provide entrants with a numerical evaluation of their communication efforts.

Winning entries in each class of the 2017 Information Fair were displayed at the NCFC Annual Meeting.

The entries submitted by Alabama Farmers Cooperative placed in the following classes:


Class #1 – Membership Magazine

3rd place – AFC Cooperative Farming News


Class #10 – Feature Article

Honorable Mention – Al Benn, "Sweet Success" (Combs, Southern Ambrosia, June 2017)


Class #12 – Column

1st place – Suzy Lowry Geno, "Old Buildings & Old Wood Make Me Happy" (October 2017)

3rd place – Chuck Sykes, "Why Do We Do What We Do?" (June 2017)

Honorable Mention – Suzy Lowry Geno, "You Got WHAT?!?" (February 2017)


Class #14 – News Release

Honorable Mention – "Simply Southern Now on RFD-TV"


Class #32 – Website



Class #33 – Online Publications



Class #34 – Social Media Page

3rd place (tie) – AFC Facebook – alafarm

Honorable Mention – AFC Instagram – alafarm


Congratulations to all the winners!

And "Thank You" to our readers for your support.