April 2016
Co-op Matters

Cooperative Farming News’ Suzy Lowry Geno is Best in Show

Alabama Farmers Cooperative wins numerous awards at 2015 NCFC Cooperative Information Fair.

Every year the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives has a Cooperative Information Fair. The purpose of the NCFC Cooperative Information Fair is to encourage cooperatives to improve the techniques by which they promote their businesses, inform their members and disseminate information to the general public.

Fair judges provide entrants with a numerical evaluation of their communication efforts.

Winning entries in each class of the 2015 Information Fair were displayed at the NCFC Annual Meeting.

Alabama Farmers Cooperative placed in the following classes:

Class #10 – Feature Article

2nd place – Al Benn for “One Tough Chick”

Honorable Mention – Carolyn Drinkard for “Super’s Soppin’ Syrup”

Class #11 – News Story

Honorable Mention – Michelle Bufkin for “The Future ofFarming”

Class #12 – Column

1st place – Suzy Lowry Geno for “Smells Take Me Back”

3rd place – Glenn Crumpler for “Wouldn’t Make a Good Cow boy”

Honorable Mention – Suzy Lowry Geno for “Happy, YOU Happy”

Honorable Mention – Todd Amenrud for “Bucks in the ‘Hood’”

Class #19 – Color Advertisement

3rd place – Simply Southern

Class #24 – Advertising Leaflet/Brochure (< 108 square inches)

1st place – Formax Beef Feed

Class #25 – Direct Mail

1st place – Christmas Flyer 2014

2nd place – Spring Flyer 2015

3rd place – Hunting Flyer 2015

Class #26 – Poster

1st place – Simply Southern

Class #32 – Website

2nd place – alafarm.com

Class #34 – Social Media Page

3rd place – Alabama Farmers Cooperative’s Facebook

Class #35 – Social Media Campaign

Honorable Mention – Photo contest


Suzy Lowry Geno for “Smells Take Me Back”

In the judge’s comments nominating the Best in Show entry, she said, “An outstanding piece of writing with great images, descriptions and evocative memories. A sheer delight to read.”

Congratulations to all the winners!