The Montgomery County Farm Bureau has received the Golden Buckle Award from the Texas Farm Bureau in recognition of its agricultural advocacy, dedication to the community and work to increase membership, according to a Dec. 2 news release.

“The Golden Buckle Award recognizes the county that excels in agricultural promotion, membership growth and farm bureau involvement,” TFB President Russell Boening said via news release. “Montgomery County Farm Bureau won the inaugural award for their strategic planning, innovative programming and community partnerships. They worked all year on behalf of [the] farm bureau and Texas agriculture.”

Besides advocating for agriculture, the Montgomery County Farm Bureau hosted events to connect community members with farmers and ranchers, and sponsored activities for young farmers and ranchers, according to the news release.

As part of winning the award, the MCFB will receive a $10,000 prize, and each county director will receive a custom-made belt buckle, according to the news release.

“Receiving this prestigious award is recognition for Montgomery County Farm Bureau’s passion and dedication to agriculture and teamwork to get the job done,” Boening said via news release.