Last month, the American Soybean Association (ASA) recognized a well-known figure in Missouri agriculture with a very special award. Dave Drennan, currently the executive director of the Missouri Dairy Association and a resident of Chesterfield, Mo., was presented with the ASA's Lifetime Achievement Award - Membership Focus during the 2014 Commodity Classic.
According to a Missouri Farmer Today article, Drennan started with the ASA in 1975 as newsletter editor, and was named interim field services director at age 24. He was the ASA’s first membership manager in 1979, and was recognized as the top regional manager for membership recruitment in 1980.
Thank you to the Missouri Dairy Association for sharing the photo!