Farm Bureau newspaper earns communications award
» May 24, 2006 «
The weekly newspaper Ag Alert®, published by the California Farm Bureau Federation, has earned a first-place award from the International Association of Business Communicators.
Ag Alert won the Crystal Award from IABC/Sacramento, during the organization's annual awards ceremony in Sacramento. The newspaper took first place in the "Multi-Color Newsletter: External" category.
Two other California Farm Bureau efforts earned Merit Awards from the IABC organization. Farm Bureau's bimonthly magazine, California Country®, was recognized in the "Multi-Color Magazine" category and the organization's multifaceted public-affairs program, Protecting California Family Farms, won a Merit Award for "Public Relations Campaign."
The IABC awards recognize excellence in communications and public relations from throughout the Sacramento region.
Farm Bureau Communications/News Manager Ann Schmidt-Fogarty said the first-place honors for Ag Alert recognize the publication's success in "breaking the mold of what a farm publication looks like."
"We're excited about the award because it shows how, through aggressive reporting and colorful, creative design, Ag Alert compares favorably with any publication published in the Sacramento region," she said.
The recognition from IABC marks the second set of regional honors earned this spring by California Farm Bureau communications programs. The organization earlier won two awards from the Sacramento Public Relations Association.
The California Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest farm organization, works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 88,000 members.
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