Keith Dickinson, CFP®, CAC, RICP
As I begin my term as 2023-24 President of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC), I cannot help but start with a pause to reflect on the historical milestone that the Society has just completed. We celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of ASAC with our Annual Conference, which was held in Fresno, California, as a commemoration of the location where ASAC was founded in 1963. As a lover of history, I have enjoyed learning more about the history of our Society and encourage all members to read through the brief recap found on the ASAC website.
As much as I love history, I recognize how critical it is for any organization to consistently and persistently look to the future. I want to commend our outgoing President, Pete Weisenberger, for his passion for growing the Society’s membership rolls during his term. We have added several new members in the past year. However, the job is not over. We must continue to seek to grow as a Society, both in number and in the diversity of our membership base. Agriculture is an increasingly diverse industry, in terms of who is participating in the industry, and in the types of information and technology that is necessary to remain competitive. Let’s keep up the momentum from the past year and continue to strive to add to the base.
If you are currently an ASAC member, I encourage you to get the full value for your membership.
If you are reading this and are not currently an ASAC member, what’s stopping you from joining? We’d love to add your talent and experience to our group. If you’re not sure if ASAC is right for you, reach out to us here: https://www.agconsultants.org/contact.php .
Your Executive Committee:
Keith Dickinson – President
David Mielnicki – President-Elect
Abigail Majerus – Vice-President/Secretary
Russell Morgan – Chief Financial Officer
Pete Weisenberger – Past President