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The Face — and Voice — of American Agriculture

March 3, 2010

His name is Cal Dalton. He’s a retailer-customer of Monsanto’s, and he is a manager for the Landmark Services Cooperative in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

He recently received the Agri-Communicator Award at the Corn/Soy Expo, held in Wisconsin Dells. The award is given to a grower who tells agriculture’s story. The award is sponsored by Wisconsin Agri-View, and the recipient is chosen annually by The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association and the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board.

What Cal has done to merit the award tells you a lot about people who are committed to agriculture.

·         He helped grow the ethanol industry by helping launch United Wisconsin Grain Producers, helped educate state legislators on the importance of the ethanol industry, and continues to serve on the UWGP board.

·         He’s a past president of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association.

·         He serves on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board.

·         He served as a national director for the National Corn Growers Association for seven years. Before than, he was on NCGA’s services action team for six years.

·         He’s currently co-chairing the 2010 Commodity Classic, being held this week in Anaheim, California.

·         He’s attended a multitude of meetings, lobbied Congress, served on committees – all for his fellow corn producers specifically and for agriculture in general.

·         He’s a member of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.

You can check the Agri-Vew story on Cal for more details about him and his wife Joanne.

If there’s one word you could use to describe Cal Dalton,it’s “serving.” And servin is a lot of hard work. Just like agriculture.

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