Good news for Calvert County Farm Bureau from the Maryland Farm Bureau Centennial Convention!
Calvert Brings Home President’s Award for Leadership Development
In recognition of efforts in the area of Leadership Development, the Calvert County Farm Bureau received a President’s Award at the Maryland Farm Bureau Centennial Convention. The CCFB had the strongest score for Leadership Development in the membership category of fewer than 900 members. The award was accepted by Susie Hance-Wells at the Banquet on Monday, December 7 and was presented by Maryland Farm Bureau President, Chuck Fry.
In 2015, the Calvert County Farm Bureau devoted a significant effort towards leadership development including:
- The Calvert County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee
- The Miss Calvert County Farm Bureau Program
- The Calvert County Farm Bureau Scholarship Program
- Contributions to the LEAD Maryland Program
In 2016, CCFB, along with the four other Southern Maryland Farm Bureaus will be hosting a one-day Young Farmer Leadership Development Conference. The event will be held on March 31 at the College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick. The day will feature speakers and workshops on how to be a strong board member and how to build a successful farm business. Registration details will follow soon.
Calvert County Young Farmers Earn Top Honors
Two members of the Calvert County Young Farmers achieved top honors during the Maryland Farm Bureau Centennial Convention in Ocean City in December.
Jamie Tiralla was the winner of the Maryland Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture competition. The Excellence in Agriculture competition is for individuals and couples who do not earn their primary income from the farming operation. Competitors submit a written application and present a powerpoint presentation on their service and contributions to agriculture and the community. Jamie will compete at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in Orlando this January.
Charlie Cox placed in the final four for the Maryland Farm Bureau Discussion Meet. The Discussion Meet simulates a committee meeting and is designed to produce active discussion from each participant. Competitors are evaluated on their exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic.
The event builds discussion skills and an understanding for the importance of agricultural issues and reaching a consensus to solve problems. Participants are not there to persuade their fellow young farmers, but rather assist one another in a productive discussion. Charlie will also travel to the AFBF Convention in Orlando this January.
In addition, Jamie Tiralla was named the Chair of the Maryland Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee. She will serve a one-year term on the board of directors for 2016.