The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) presented several awards at its recent annual meeting in Indianapolis, IN.
MACA President Paul Edsten 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 2019 recipient winner is Rodney Schmidt, Bayer CropScience. Edsten cited service to the association where he has served as a member of the Industry Communications Committee, in 2017 became a co-chair of the Young Leader Scholarship Program and served on the Executive Committee member since 2017.
Schmidt has served as a mentor to Young Leader Scholarship Program recipients, new members and attendees at quarterly meetings. He’s made presentations to several elementary schools on the benefits of American agriculture and has been the unofficial EMS person for MACA at their meeting.
He’s helped with the annual meeting by providing contacts to potential speakers. No request is too big or too small – Rodney is up for the challenge.
“Rodney is committed to MACA. He helps wherever and whenever needed. It doesn’t make any difference to him as long as it is for the good of MACA and the crop protection industry,” stated Edsten. “Having worked in the crop protection industry for many years, he volunteers and does his best to make it fun for everyone involved.”
Rodney Schmidt is the 36th person to receive the Dean Roy Achievement Award.