NAMA Announces Annual Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has announced the winners of its 2022 Agribusiness Leader, Ag Association Leader, and Marketer of the Year Awards.

NAMA is proud to announce Kent Harrison, Vice President of Marketing and Premium Programs, Tyson Foods, Fresh Meats, as the 2022 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service and is conferred each year to a senior executive at an agribusiness. In 2008, Harrison joined the Tyson Fresh Meats Team as director of marketing. Today, as the vice president of marketing and premium programs, Harrison is involved in nearly all facets of the company’s domestic and international business operations.

Kasey Cronquist, President, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC), is NAMA’s 2022 Ag Association Leader of the Year. This award recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence among senior executives who have made significant contributions to the agriculture industry in their roles with trade association or commodity organization. Soon after taking the helm at USHBC in 2019, Cronquist’s ability for long-term strategic visioning became apparent and proved vital. Through the “Grab a Boost of Blue” program, Cronquist has placed the blueberry health benefits at the center of every story told.

Lisa Homer, Senior Communications Manager, FMC, is the distinguished recipient of the 2022 NAMA Marketer of the Year Award. Awarded to an active member of NAMA and recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the field of agri-marketing. Throughout a marketing and advertising career spanning more than 20 years, Homer has spent time on the client side, agency side and as a consultant. This unique perspective, coupled with a ‘can-do’ attitude, has enabled Homer as a skilled builder and driver of brands.

These three awards are NAMA’s highest honors and will be given out at the 2022 Agri-Marketing Conference, April 6-8, 2022, in Kansas City.

Ag Groups, Agencies, Agribusiness, NAMA

Comments 2

  1. I have worked with and for many agriculture trade associations, boards, councils and commissions over 40 years. I have worked with Kasey since he began with the North American Blueberry Council. This award was not surprising and well deserved. He has infectious energy and a real commitment to his industry. A pleasure to work with.

  2. Outstanding and well-deserved recognition for Kasey. I’ve worked with him as a client over the years, and his leadership is truly worthy of this honor. Congrats to Kasey.

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