MACA honors industry leaders at meeting
Hillyer began his career as a field editor for Wallaces Farmer and cut his journalistic teeth covering crop protection and the industry. He's also worked as the associate editor and editor for Soybean Digest before working as an account supervisor for Miller Meester Advertising and then returned as managing editor at Hogs Today (Farm Journal). For the past 16 years, Hillyer has been writing for The Progressive Farmer magazine, serving as senior editor, executive editor and his current role as editor in chief.
The CropLife Ambassador of the Year Award was first presented in 1993. It is designed to recognize an ambassador for their efforts in promoting the crop protection industry through presentations to students or consumers. This year's recipient is Roger Henderson, Oil Dri Corporation of America, which is based in Spencerville, Ohio.
Since starting in 2008, as an ambassador, he has made 15 presentations and reached more than 600 students. He's traveled the highways in Indiana and Ohio to make sure they get a presentation. Henderson understands the importance of talking with students about the benefits of agriculture and makes time to do it and enjoys spending time with students.
Finally, MACA President Jason Paris presented the association's most coveted award—the Dean Roy Achievement Award—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.
The winner is selected in secret by the serving president, and Paris selected Kevin Greene, DuPont, as the 2013 recipient. Paris cited Greene's commitment to MACA's Distribution and Environment Committee. Currently, Greene serves as senior hazardous materials distribution safety consultant for DuPont Global Logistics and lives in the Mobile, Ala. area.
"Greene is committed and serious as he works for the benefit of MACA and the crop protection industry," stated Paris. "He wants to provide accurate information and make sure the industry follows the federal rules and regulations when it comes to transporting crop protection products efficiently and safely."
Kevin breaks the legal definitions down so that MACA members understand them and know what they mean. If he doesn't know the answer, he'll work to get the answer and is diligent about following up to ensure the accuracy.
"Greene is one of those guys that quietly goes about his job and doesn't make a big deal about it. He's always ready to help, does it courteously as his main priority is to makes sure that crop protection products are moved safely," concluded Paris. "He believes in MACA."
Greene is the 32st person to receive the Dean Roy Achievement Award.
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