GCPA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

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2016Dr. David BridgesDr. David Bridges, president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, was awarded the GCPA Lifetime Achievement Award for Extension Service.Dr. David Bridges
2016Mr. Dick DowdyMr. Dick Dowdy was awarded the 2016 GCPA Lifetime Achievement Award for Industry Service.Dick Dowdy - 2016
2014Mr. Gerald SmithMr. Gerald Smith, formerly of Syngenta, was also honored at the annual meeting. Gerald was the president of this association the late 1990's and was highly instrumental in its transition from two organizations ( the Georgia Weed Science Society and the Agricultural Chemicals Association of Georgia) to the Georgia Crop Production Alliance, INC. Gerald had a long and successful career in the ag industry in Georgia and his many contributions over the years are appreciated.smith-kurtz-brown
2014Dr. Steve BrownDr. Steve L Brown was awarded the honor for the extension service. Dr. Brown, "Bug Brown" to many, has served a distinguished career with the University of Georgia as extension and research entomologist, finishing his career as interim Associate Dean of Extension. Dr. Brown was a long-time supporter of the GCPA and a real asset to the ag industry in Georgia. smith-kurtz-brown
2013Mr. Jake RedmonMr. Jake Redmon was honored with the Lifetime Achievement recognition at the 2014 Georgia Crop Production Alliance annual meeting. Jake spent 30+ years with Houston Fertilizer and Grain in Perry and Bonaire, GA, the business owned by former governor Sonny Perdue. Sonny presented the award to Jake on behalf of the GCPA and shared some good stories about their many years of working together. Jake served the GCPA well and was active in many aspects of the agriculture industry in the state.
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2013Dr. John BeasleyDr. Beasley is assigned responsibilities are 75% extension (public service), 15% research and 10% instruction. His Extension and research programs are in the agronomic production of peanuts. John's priority is to develop educational programs and utilize technology transfer methods to deliver peanut production information to county Extension agents and peanut producers in Georgia. Typical technology transfer methods include county production meetings, newsletters, agent training, on-farm demonstrations, troubleshooting/diagnostics, e-mail and websites. He has worked closely with other UGA Extension and research faculty that have responsibility for peanut production to form the UGA Peanut Team. He believes strongly in the "team" approach to develop and deliver peanut production information that makes Georgia peanut producers more productive and profitable.John-Beasley
2010Mr. Rex Turner
2010Mr. Bobby Miles
2008Dr. Bill Lambert
2008Mr. Ed Duskin
2005Mr. H.C. Ellis
Mr. Tom Mock
Dr. Johnny Crawford

GCPA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Georgia Crop Production Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award nominees and winners are selected by the current board of the Georgia Crop Production Alliance leadership team.
Award recipients are announced at the Georgia Crop Production Alliance Annual Meeting in December of each year.