Highlights from the MACA annual meeting
Since starting in 2004, as an ambassador, he has made 17 presentations. He has reached 815 students. Dave enjoys showing the positives about agriculture to kids. He started making presentations because his son Matthew and his friends didn't know much about agriculture. Dave has also encouraged other staff to make presentations to students.
A special thanks to the honorable mentions: Sarah Miller, Successful Farming; Jim Jenkins, Syngenta Crop Protection; Greg High, Monsanto; and Roger Henderson, Oil-Dri Corporation of America for their outstanding efforts with the CropLife Ambassador Network.
MACA President Matt Wagner presented the Dean Roy Achievement Award to Jeff Hayslett, AMVAC Chemical, as the 2012 recipient. It is named in honor of one of the organization's founders for "Exceptional Service to MACA and the CropLife Industry" for contributing the most by their selfless service.
"Jeff is committed and involved as he works for the benefit of MACA and the crop protection industry," stated Wagner. "His three attributes are his interest in MACA, willingness to work together on projects with others, and desire to help whenever asked."
As a former committee chairman of the MACA Crop Production Issues committee he made sure everyone has an opportunity to provide input.
"Jeff has served on the board several times to fill out a term and also when the board had needed someone to serve as Secretary/Treasurer, Jeff stepped up and was more than willing to assist for the year. It also meant that he served on the Executive Committee - yet, Hayslett found the time necessary to make sure the minutes and finances were properly recorded," stated Wagner. "He believes in MACA and is willing to give his time."
Hayslett is the 31st person to receive the Dean Roy Achievement Award.
Jason Paris, MFA, Inc., was elected the 2012-2013 President. Elected as Vice President was Greg Reigh, BASF and Secretary/Treasurer Tom Quade, FMC. Matt Wagner, Banjo Corporation, will serve as immediate past president.
Elected to three-year board of director terms were: Phil Harms - Dow AgroSciences; Matt Ewers - Inland Empire Distribution Systems, Inc; Jeff Hayslett - AMVAC Chemical; and Wayne Jelinek - Monsanto. John Howe - Winfield Solutions was elected to complete an unexpired term, which ends in 2014.