The Ag Association Leader of the Year award recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence among senior executives who have made significant contributions to the agriculture industry in their roles with a trade association or commodity organization.
Timothy L. Price, Executive Vice President, Southern Cotton Ginners Association (SCGA), is NAMA's 2023 Ag Association Leader of the Year.
Described as a servant leader and true collaborator, trust, integrity and generosity are foundation to Price's approach to business. Growing up on his family's Louisiana farm, he learned at a young age that by taking a sincere interest in and advocating for those he leads, incredible results are possible.
Throughout his career, Price has played a role in agricultural policy making and helped spur cooperation and trade negotiations between the United States and other countries. That expertise and his leadership acumen have helped sustain SCGA and maintain its annual trade show, which attracts more than 300 agribusinesses, despite a global pandemic.
Price's special ability to build relationships has forged powerful connections between his association and legislators, agribusiness leaders and ag-based funding groups. As a result, the SCGA trade show has blossomed into an invaluable experience for those in the industry, offering the chance to launch a venture, learn the state of international trade and a great deal in between.