The annual meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 8-10 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Bladen County Farm Bureau President Ray Allen was recognized among his peers at the Presidents’ and Agents’ Luncheon. Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten presented each winning county president with a limited edition Case knife. Each county’s agency force worked hard to qualify their county president for this recognition. Special plaques were also presented to the agents and agencies whose production was superior during the contest period. In the photo: North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten congratulates Bladen County Farm Bureau President Ray Allen and the winning agents — Agency Manager Paul Norris, Mike Potter, Melissa Singletary and Anne Beyer.