Farm family honored by New York Farm Bureau

Farm Family insurance agent James Buddenhagen, of Hamilton, N.Y., was honored by New York Farm Bureau January 19th for excellence in encouraging clients to renew their Farm Bureau membership.Among the more than 60 Farm Family agents in New York State who signed-up new Farm Bureau members in a 12-month 2008-2009 period, Buddenhagen had the highest percentage of them renew their membership for 2010.In addition to receiving a plaque and a Farm Bureau jacket, Buddenhagen was cited by means of a grant made in his honor by New York Farm Bureau to an agricultural education project of Buddenhagen’s choosing. Buddenhagen chose to have the grant made to Madison County 4-H—a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County—for the purchase of a Learning Lab Dairy Kit.“4-H is very excited for the support,” said April Winslow, Madison County 4-H agent. “We’ll be using this Learning Lab kit to help many youngsters in the county better understand what’s involved in effective and responsible animal husbandry.”Each dairy kit contains• Critical Points of Quality Assurance and Animal Care video • Animal medication product label and insert posters • Medication bottle and syringe-style pipette • Animal part identification poster • Structural correctness poster focusing on feet & leg characteristics • Ten-point quality assurance plan poster • Planning calendar • Udder model and teat dip cup • Mammary posters • Animal handling and management poster • Color breed identification prints with name tags and trait descriptions. Speaking for Farm Bureau, President Dean Norton, of Elba, New York, said, “Our long history and relationship with Farm Family insurance is important to us, and nowhere is this more evident than in seeing the commitment of Jim Buddenhagen in encouraging his clients to renew their membership in Farm Bureau.”

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