By DENELLE FLAKE
Merced County Farm Bureau
Merced County Farm Bureau (MCFB) and Fluetsch & Busby Insurance (F&B) received the Select Partners Award at the 104th California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting presented by Nationwide on Dec. 5.
This award is given to a county farm bureau and local insurance agency for their continued collaboration and engagement.
F&B has been doing business in Merced since 1912. The company is rooted in Merced and has a rich history of community involvement. Over the past couple years, MCFB has had the opportunity to work hand in hand with F&B on a variety of events. Some have included a farmworker safety training day and jointly adopting families from Merced County Human Services Agency for the holidays. It is community partnerships like these that truly further the reach we have as a farm bureau. MCFB looks forward to working with F&B to best serve our local agriculture community and beyond.
MCFB was also recognized as a finalist for the California Farm Bureau Innovator Award for our Rooted in Agriculture Rewards Program. Rooted in Agriculture rewards Merced County TK-6th grade teachers that incorporate agriculture in their classroom. During the life of the program, MCFB has rewarded a total of $6,000 to 12 teachers, which has had an impact on over 600 students. MCFB is excited to offer this opportunity for the fourth year in 2023.