May 2011
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Co-op Publications Place 1st, 2nd in National Information Fair

Every year the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) 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.

Fair judges provide entrants with a numerical and written evaluation of their communication efforts. They confirm what entrants are doing well and suggest ways to improve. These professional critiques are the most beneficial part of the fair competition.

Winning entries in each class of the 2010 Information Fair were displayed at the NCFC Annual Meeting.

AFC Cooperative Farming News placed in the following classes: Class #5 – Membership Newspaper, 2nd place, and Class #12 – Column, 2nd place for Robert Spencer’s ‘Haitian Visit.’

We also want to congratulate Thomas Hall, AFC Management Services, for winning 1st place in Class #6 – Employee Publication for Fast Facts, a monthly e-mailed newsletter sent to AFC member Co-ops providing them with timely, concise information to assist them in effectively running their business and to make the most of AFC’s product offerings.