The AFA Leader in Agriculture Award is presented annually to two individuals who have made significant contributions within the food and agriculture industry and have a record of supporting career and leader development for young men and women in agriculture. Each award honors an individual whose accomplishments, personally and professionally, distinguish him or her as a mentor to young leaders in the agriculture industry.
This award is presented during the Leader in Agriculture Award Dinner. This event coincides with the annual AFA Leaders Conference each year. Over 900 top global leaders, students and supporters of agriculture will be in attendance to celebrate our industry and network with peers.
The 2016 AFA Leader in Agriculture Award recipient was Russ Weathers. He was honored at the Leader in Agriculture Award Dinner on Friday, November 4, 2016.