By JOSH NICHOLS
Daily Press writer
The Moffat County Farm Bureau was recognized Nov. 26 for achieving its 2001 membership goal at the 83rd annual Colorado Farm Bureau meeting in Colorado Springs.
Randy Menge, county president from Baggs, Wyo., accepted the award from Dr. Alan Foutz, president of the Colorado Farm Bureau.
"It means agriculture is still alive and well in Moffat County," Menge said of the award.
The United States Farm Bureau is the most influential voice for agriculture in the United States, Menge said.
"The main goal of the farm bureau is to provide services to its members," he said. "It's a really good agency."
Membership goals are set county by county, and the goal is always to increase membership, Menge said.
The Moffat County Farm Bureau has 557 members.
As a whole, the Colorado Farm Bureau has 23,468 members.
"Working directly with the membership is not only the mechanism by which the organization grows, it is the vehicle we use to discover membership's needs and priorities," Dr. Foutz said. "This is why we recognize county Farm Bureaus' for their efforts."