Haywood Farm Bureau recognized as a leader

Dec 16, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo AWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE  — Pictured from left are, Aaron Jenkins; Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten; James Stone; Haywood County board president Donald Smart; agency manager Wendy Carver; Wayne Edwards; Jennifer Best; Chris Moore and Phil Wiley.

The annual meeting of the NC Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 9 at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro, and  in the state.

Special honors were extended to board president Donald Smart.  Agents in the Haywood county office, who exemplified superior performance during the contest period, qualified Smart to be recognized among his peers at the Presidents and Agents Luncheon.  Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten presented Smart with a limited edition Case knife.  The Farm Bureau Board of Directors also presented its annual scrapbook for inspection and entrance into the County of Excellence Award.  The scrapbook documents all community involvement Farm Bureau has and the special activities it conducts to promote agriculture in the county.  The book can be seen at the Haywood County office where it was brought back to be enjoyed by Farm Bureau members.

The board of directors works with county liaison, Karen Green, to organize and plan informational events for the farming community and those interested in learning more about agriculture.

In addition to the special president’s award, Haywood County Farm Bureau Insurance Agents qualified as a Top Agency statewide.  County manager, Wendy Carver, along with her agents, were presented with a limited edition framed plaque in recognition of their accomplishments in the field of insurance.  The plaque was presented by Wooten.

The agents, staff and board of directors of Haywood County Farm Bureau Insurance are grateful to the community for its continued loyalty and support of 60 years.  This year kicks off a special promotion at Farm Bureau — “60 Years of Promises Kept.”  The company was founded in 1953 when the Farm Bureau leadership, concerned by the lack of insurance coverage for farmers and rural communities in NC, formed North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance.  The company now serves Haywood County, farmers and non-farmers alike, as a service-driven member organization.

Those interested in learning about Farm Bureau membership are encouraged to stop at the Haywood County office at 1520 Asheville Road in Waynesville.  Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Or, visit www.ncfb.org for more information about what Farm Bureau Federation is doing in thearea.