FRESNO, Calif. (AgPR) | The American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) recognized two of its deserving members at the recent 60th Anniversary 2023 Annual Conference in Fresno, California. John Jackson, a Certified Agricultural Consultant (CAC) and an active member for more than 40 years, was presented with the ASAC Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes a longtime member of the organization who has provided significant contributions to the organization as well as to the agricultural industry. Jackson has been active in the organization and attended the annual meeting every year for 41 of the 60 years the organization has been in existence.
Jackson is the principal of the Agricultural Management Group, Inc. (AMG) in Great Bend, Kan. Sam Bartee, the 2021 recipient of the award, sent his congratulations to be read that evening, which encapsulated Jackson’s contributions. To glean and learn "nuggets of wisdom" from John as he shared his days of being in the Peace Corps [and] the early consulting ventures both domestic and internationally, was invaluable! So, John, I provide a "tip of the hat" to your many years of attending ASAC meetings and providing your insights on leadership and guidance for the betterment of ASAC. … You certainly have earned this distinction from your peers and countless friends in all parts of the world. The Roy & Jill Ferguson Above and Beyond Award, was presented to the outgoing president, Pete Weisenberger, owner of Weisenberger Agricultural Services, LLC, in Tyler, Tex. The award is presented to a member who has made a significant contribution to the organization in the previous year and is named for the Fergusons in honor of their tireless efforts in support of ASAC. In presenting the plaque, Dickinson noted that, in addition to his outstanding job as president, ASAC witnessed an unprecedented increase in new member applications and approvals in 2023 due to Weisenberger’s “beating of the recruitment drum.” He stated that, “During Pete’s tenure, there have been 19 new members added to our rolls; the largest number any current member can recall for a calendar year.” ASAC is an organization of agricultural professionals who provide a full spectrum of consulting services to producers across the United States and internationally. The group’s 2024 annual meeting is scheduled to be held in Ft. Myers, Fla., Nov. 3 through 5. Members and others interested in ASAC are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend and plan now to vote by absentee ballot before heading to the event. About the American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) The American Society of Agriculture Consultants (ASAC) is a non-profit organization whose members represent a diverse range of disciplines in the agriculture industry. ASAC's membership is comprised primarily of experienced consultants boasting a wide array of expertise. Their business models range from sole proprietorships to leadership roles in larger, multi-consultant organizations, which cover a wide geographical area. To learn more about how ASAC can help you grow your agricultural consulting business, go to www.agconsultants.org.