NY Farm Bureau honors Razenhofer in 'Circle of Friends'


The New York Farm Bureau has honored State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer with the ‘Circle of Friends’ Legislative Award for the 2009 Legislative Session.

“It is an honor to be recognized in the Farm Bureau’s ‘Circle of Friends’ and it is a pleasure to represent many farms and agri-businesses in our community.  As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I will continue to work with my colleagues in Albany and with the members of my Agricultural Advisory Committee to protect the future generations of our local farms,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.

New York Farm Bureau President Dean Norton announced the recognition in a letter to Senator Ranzenhofer last week.  “On behalf of the New York Farm Bureau, I would like to thank you for your positive voting record in support of the farm community and welcome you as a member of our ‘Circle of Friends’ for the 2009 Legislative Session,” said Norton.

The Farm Bureau bases the award on State legislator’s voting record on important issues to the agriculture community and other evidence of support.  The Farm Bureau will present Senator Ranzenhofer with the award at the 2010 State Agriculture Day in Albany.

Ranzenhofer serves as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.  He created an Agricultural Advisory Committee to discuss State issues important to preserving the financial and economic stability of the local agriculture industry last June.  

This is the first time that Senator Ranzenhofer has received the award since he started serving in the State Senate in 2009.  The 61st  District includes all of Genesee County and part of the city of Tonawanda, the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, Newstead and Tonawanda in Erie County.