2020 Elton R. Smith Award Winner: Steve Ellis
The late Elton R. Smith served as President of the Michigan Farm Bureau and its affiliated companies from 1964 through 1986. For four of those 22 years, he was also Vice President of the American Farm Bureau Federation. He carried out the many and varied functions of these positions, in addition to continuing to manage his large dairy farm operation and serve as a leader in his community.
This award is presented each year to the Farm Bureau Insurance Agent or Managing Partner who has exhibited the most consistent commitment to the success of Farm Bureau Insurance, Michigan Farm Bureau, the community, and the insurance industry