Montana Farm Bureau first in U.S. to capture membership quota award
March 12, 2015
For the 8th year, Montana Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has been the first state in the nation to report quota to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The AFBF membership quota is based on a state's past year membership plus one. Last year Montana ended the year with 18,805 members and quota for this year was 18,806.
"Thanks to the efforts of our entire team, Montana reported 18,848 members or 42 members more than quota that was needed," noted Montana Farm Bureau President Bob Hanson. "We look forward to seeing our membership continue to climb in 2015."
AFBF President Bob Stallman offered kudos to MFBF when he presented Hanson with his quota jacket. "We certainly appreciate Montana's tradition of first in the nation leadership on making quota," Stallman said. "All of us here at AFBF thank you for your attention to membership and its importance to the work we do for farmers and ranchers."
Montana was the first state to achieve the Navigator Award for 2014. The Navigator Award is a calculated percentage (1.035%) of growth by state size based on the previous year's final membership number.