The Robertson County Farm Bureau received two accolades including the 2019 Pinnacle Partnership Award from the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation. This is the highest award that a county bureau can receive for efforts to promote and protect the interests of the farming industry and farm families.
The second award was a Senate proclamation sponsored by Rep. Sabi Doc Kumar and Sen. Kerry Roberts in recognition of the Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Women of Robertson County, "An organization that works with purpose and conviction to develop, foster, and promote programs to ensure the economic, social, educational, and political well-being of farm people."
The Tennessee Farm Bureau has over 600,000 members and is the largest such organization in the US. Best known as a provider of consumer home, health, and car insurance, the organization also actively lobbies for support of agricultural interests and funds educational programs to promote the farming industry.
Accepting the awards were Buddy Bryant, current president of the Robertson County Farm Bureau and Paula Carr, current president of the Robertson County Farm Bureau Women's Organization.
Roberts brought the proclamation saying, "This is one to really be proud of. This is a national-level recognition of years of hard work. This is really a big deal."
Also recognized at the awards ceremony was Bessie Bryant for her many years of service.
"I can always call on, I can always depend on her. She has been a great help and has been with the Farm Bureau for over 40 years," Carr said of Bryant.
Bryant thanked the membership saying, "My Daddy was one of the first members of the Farm Bureau in Robertson County when I was just a little bitty girl. I have enjoyed the Farm Bureau very much. Once I became involved, I began to meet people from all over the county and I have enjoyed it very much."