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.
Fair judges upon request will 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 2014 Information Fair were displayed at the NCFC Annual Meeting.
Alabama Farmers Cooperative placed in the following classes: Class #1 – Membership Magazine, over $15,000 per issue: 3rd place for AFC Cooperative Farming News; Class #10 – Feature Article: 2nd place for Carolyn Drinkard’s "Hog Wild" and Honorable Mention for Anna Wright’s "Oyster Farming"; Class #12 – Column: 1st place for Suzy Lowry Geno’s "Wood Heat" and 3rd place for Nadine Johnson’s "Corn, a Herb"; and Class #25 – Direct Mail: Honorable Mention for the Christmas Flyer.