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Source: Agri Marketing magazine

Kent Harrison, is named NAMA's AgriBusiness Leader of the Year, Lisa Homer is named Marketer of the Year and Kasey Cronquist is named Association Leader of the Year.
The three awards are NAMA's highest honors.


The AgriBusiness Leader of the Year award recognizes outstanding leadership in private, public or academic service and is conferred each year to a senior executive at an agribusiness.

Harrison is VP/Marketing & Premium Programs for Tyson Foods.
A commerce graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, Harrison would describe his start in meat marketing as "lucky." But luck has little to do with his subsequent success. From his early days as an account manager at Cargill Food, he excelled.

In 2008, he joined the Tyson Fresh Meats team as Director of Marketing. Today, he is involved in nearly all facets of the company's domestic and international business operations.


Awarded to an active member of NAMA and recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the field of agri-marketing.
Homer is Sr. Communications Manager at FMC.

She is a graduate of Union College with a B.A. in Communications & Journalism.

Throughout a marketing and advertising career spanning more than 20 years, Homer has spent time on the client side, agency side and as a consultant. This unique perspective, coupled with a "can-do" attitude, has enable her as a skilled builder and driver of brands.

She has worked for Osborn Barr, Avant Marketing, Woodruff Sweitzer, Stephens & Associates before joining FMC in 2017.


This award recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence among senior executives who have made significant contributions to the agriculture industry in their roles with trade associations or commodity organizations.

Cornquist is President of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

Soon after taking the helm of USHBC in 2019, Cronquist's ability to for long-term strategic visioning became apparent and proved vital. The blueberry industry was riding a "blue wave" of popularity but was reaching an inflection point. A bold vision was needed to bring industry into a new era of growth.

Understanding that modern agribusiness is a field-to-fork in scope, and that associations must demonstrate knowledge, expert guidance and strategic support to deliver value throughout the chain, Cornquist focuses on fostering strong relationships and improving communications.

He is a graduate of Westmont College with a BS in Communications.

He has worked for the California Cut Flower Commission, Certified American Grown and North American Blueberry Council.

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