MONTE VISTA — The Colorado Farm Bureau presented Representative Scott Tipton with its Friend of Farm Bureau Award, recognizing him for his contributions to Colorado agriculture.
The Colorado Farm Bureau presented him with the award on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Mitchell Farms near Monte Vista.
The Friend of Farm Bureau award is given at the end of each Congress to members actively working to support agriculture and rural Colorado.
“We are proud to award the Friend of Farm Bureau Award to Congressman Tipton for representing Colorado farm and ranch families in Congress,” said Chad Vorthmann, Colorado Farm Bureau executive vice president.
“Colorado farmers and ranchers have struggled with low commodity prices, severe drought and natural disasters such as wildfires. The Friend of Farm Bureau award goes to policy leaders who understand how difficult it has been to grow food and fiber in this environment yet they continue fighting for the success of the industry,” continued Vorthmann.
The Colorado Farm Bureau is very thankful for Congressman Tipton’s work and the work of all our elected officials that support agriculture and Colorado’s farm and ranch families.
Other recipients of 2018 Friend of Farm Bureau Award include:
The Honorable Cory Gardner, U.S. Senate
The Honorable Ken Buck, U.S. House of Representatives
The Honorable Doug Lamborn, U.S. House of Representatives
The Friend of Farm Bureau award is given every Congress to members who support Farm Bureau policy, and agriculture interests as a whole. Colorado Farm Bureau and its member families are very proud to work with each award recipient and are extremely pleased to award them this honor for their continued support of one of ours states oldest and largest industries.