LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – The National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC) presented the 2016 NAICC Service to Agriculture Award today to Rebeckah Adcock, senior director of government relations at CropLife America (CLA). The award recognizes outstanding contributions and dedicated service to agriculture and its independent practitioners. Adcock received the award at the President’s Luncheon and Awards Ceremony during the NAICC Annual Meeting and AG PRO EXPO.
“From her time in the public sector to her work at CLA and the Pesticide Policy Coalition (PPC), Rebeckah has proven over and over her dedication to the American farmer and the ag industry,” stated Allison Jones, executive vice president of NAICC. “NAICC sincerely appreciates Rebeckah’s willingness to meet with our executive board and our governmental affairs committee members each year in Washington, D.C. We are honored to work with her on the PPC and are thankful for her leadership and insight into the complex issues we face.”
In addition to receiving the award, Adcock spoke to NAICC members during the governmental affairs update session on Friday morning on topics such as worker protection and applicator certification. She also spoke about the value of NAICC’s relationship with CLA, noting that crop consultants may find CLA resources useful when communicating with growers, local leaders and consumers about the benefits of crop protection products.
“Crop consultants are an instrumental part of the farming process,” Adcock stated. “Your expertise in many areas, including pest management, guides the growth of our nation’s food, and CLA members are grateful for your devotion to making sure that farmers know about the best pesticide technology available. CLA will continue to work to make sure that you and the growers you serve have a broad array of crop protection product options to use to precisely deal with specific threats.”
“While I am honored to receive this award today, I want to truly thank each of you for your dedication to agricultural production,” Adcock continued. “Your voice is vital in the conversation on farming in the U.S., and CLA is here to help you speak up about the importance of pest management to crop growth. Together, through constant dialogue and coordination among those working on the ground in agriculture and in government and industry, we can defeat crop threats and advance pest control methods.”
NAICC is a national society of agricultural professionals that provide research and advisory services to clients for a fee. The 700+ members work from bases in 40 states and several foreign countries and have expertise in the production of most crops grown around the world. For more information on the alliance, visit www.NAICC.org. Visit www.CropLifeAmerica.org for more information and resources on the benefits of pesticide technology.