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Crop production association honors Southern influencers

Southern Crop Production Association presented awards to individuals who made a positive influence on the industry in 2022.

Brad Haire 1

December 27, 2022

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The Distinguished Woman in Southern Agriculture was presented to Connie Ware with BASF. The award recognizes a leading woman who has made a significant contribution to Southern agriculture. From left, Bucky Kennedy, SCPA executive director, Connie Ware, and Mason Bennett, incoming SCPA president.SCPA

At its annual meeting held in November at Amelia Island, Fla., the Southern Crop Production Association presented awards to individuals who made a positive influence on the crop protection industry in 2022.

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award was presented to Trey Davis with Bayer Crop Science. The award recognizes young and emerging talent who positively influence Southern agriculture.

Don W. Beise Award

The Don W. Beise Award was presented to Lindsay Thompson with the Delaware-Maryland Agribusiness Association. The award recognizes significant service to agriculture and the crop protection industry by a person who is not a member of the association.

William C. LaRue Award

The William C. LaRue Award was presented to Scott Welge with Bayer Crop Science. The award recognizes outstanding service to the association and to the crop protection industry by a member of the association.

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Ed and Ann Duskin/FFA Scholarship Winners

The Ed and Ann Duskin/FFA Scholarship Scholarships is open to college students pursuing a bachelor's degree in a crop-related discipline. Eligible students must reside within SCPA's represented states and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is administered through FFA.

  • Britney Stengel, University of Arkansas

  • Chyann Emerson, Redlands Community College

  • Cassidy Fuchs, Blinn College

  • Mitch Hopkins, Dyersburg State Community College

SCPA includes more than 60 member companies in 16 Southern states, from Texas to the Midsouth, down to Florida and up to Maryland. The association acts as the unified voice for the southern crop production industry at state and federal levels, addressing industry issues like crop protection policy, biotechnology, seed treatments, fertilizer, adjuvants and biostimulants, along with others as needed.

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