Wheat Growers (SD) Win National and Regional Communication Awards
Date Posted: February 19, 2013
Aberdeen, SD—Wheat Growers has been awarded first place honors in regional and national competition for its newsletter Wheat Growers News and its annual meeting video.
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) awarded the quarterly publication its highest award in the Newsletter category during the organization’s annual meeting this week in Phoenix, Arizona.
NCFC’s “Best in Cooperative Communications” awards go to the entries that best represent excellence in its class. Wheat Growers also took first place in the Organizational/ Identity Video/ CD-ROM category for its "In Good Company" Annual Meeting Video.
In addition, the “Well Served” Wheat Growers’ member communication campaign took third place honors in the Promotional Materials category and the Wheat Growers’ Market Module took third place in the Website category.
NCFC membership is comprised of nearly 3,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country, as well as 26 state and regional councils of cooperatives.
“We were thrilled to receive these honors from NCFC,” Steve Briggs, Wheat Growers Senior Vice President, Agronomy and Corporate Marketing, said.
“Wheat Growers competed against regional and national farmer cooperatives from the entire country, so it’s a great tribute to our communication efforts on behalf of our member-owners.”
Wheat Growers News also won first place at the National Agri Marketing Association’s (NAMA) Region III Best of NAMA awards earlier this month in Des Moines, Iowa, in the Company and Association Newsletters - External - directed to farmers, growers and ranchers category.
Wheat Growers also won a Merit Award in the Multimedia Campaigns-Local category for its “All Systems Go” campaign. Wheat Growers News and “All Systems Go” will now be entered in the Best of NAMA national competition.
“Region III NAMA is a very competitive region,” Briggs said.
“So it’s gratifying for Wheat Growers to take high honors and be able to compete on the national stage at the Best of NAMA in Kansas City later this year.”
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