May 2017
Co-op Matters

AFC Wins Big at NCFC Information Fair

Every year, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives has a Cooperative Information Fair. The purpose of the NCFC Cooperative 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.

Upon request, fair judges provide entrants with a numerical evaluation of their communication efforts.

Winning entries in each class of the 2016 Information Fair were displayed at the NCFC Annual Meeting.

Alabama Farmers Cooperative placed in the following classes:

Class #1 – Membership Magazine

3rd place – AFC Cooperative Farming News

Class #10 – Feature Article

1st place – Al Benn for "A Special Time Capsule – Rogers Country Store"

3rd place – Robert Patterson for "The Weapons of War"

Honorable Mention – Al Benn for "Just Call Him Bubba"

Class #11 – News Story

1st place – Michelle Bufkin for "So, where does milk come from?"

2nd place – Tony Glover and Becky Barlow for "Woodland Ecology and Management Basics"

3rd place – Pam Carraway for "Not the Usual Bull"

Honorable Mention – Cindy Boyd for "Montevallo FFA Invites You to Farm Day"

Class #12 – Column

1st place – Suzy Lowry Geno for "High Tech or Low Tech"

2nd place – Christy Kirk for "Back to the ‘Olden Days’"

3rd place – Suzy Lowry Geno for "Work With Your Hands"

Honorable Mention – Herb Farmer for "Stuff I Like to Find"

Honorable Mention – Tony Frazier for "The Precautionary Principle"

Class #24 – Advertising Leaflet/Brochure (< 108 square inches)

1st place – Horizon Premium Equine Feed

2nd place – STIMU-LYX Low-Moisture Tub

3rd place – Formax Beef Feed

Class #26 – Poster

1st place – Black Powder Rifle Giveaway

Class #34 – Social Media Page

2nd place – Alabama Farmers Cooperative’s Facebook

Class #35 – Social Media Campaign

Honorable Mention – Breast Cancer


Congratulations to all the winners!

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