Centennial, CO – Today, Colorado Farm Bureau presented Congressman Mike Coffman with its Friend of Farm Bureau Award at the Colorado Farm Bureau State Office in Centennial, Colo. The Friend of Farm Bureau award is awarded at the end of each Congress to members who worked to support agriculture and rural Colorado.
“The Friend of Farm Bureau Award is our thanks to Congressman Coffman for standing up for Colorado farm and ranch families in Congress,” Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president, said.
“The senators and representatives designated for this award understand how difficult it has been to grow food and fiber in this difficult economic environment. They also understand the need to increase world trade, as well as eliminate unnecessary regulatory burdens.”
The 2016 Friend of Farm Bureau Award recipients include: The Honorable Cory Gardner, U.S. Senate The Honorable Mike Coffman, U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Doug Lamborn, U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Scott Tipton, U.S. House of Representatives
2016 is the 20th anniversary of the first Friend of Farm Bureau recognition. The award has been presented have been awarded every other year near the end of each subsequent congressional session.
Colorado Farm Bureau is the state’s largest grassroots organization with more than 25,000 members across the state. CFB seeks to promote and protect the future of agriculture and rural values.