WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Mary Kate MacKenzie received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2022 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida on July 19. Mary Kate was one of several honorees who represent the top one percent of the membership selected by their peers. The Achievement Award is awarded to Agents with less than 10 years of service in the Cooperative Extension Service who have exhibited excellence in the field of professional Extension. The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) is a professional Extension organization geared toward Extension educators and other professionals who work in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and natural resources, 4-H youth development, community development, and related disciplines.
Mary Kate MacKenzie is a regional farm business management extension specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension serving a six-county region in Central New York. In her four years as a regional specialist, she has developed a strong program on farm business record keeping and analysis. She builds on the foundation of record keeping helping farmers with effective succession planning and labor management. Her program contributes to viable farms in the region for the next generation.
–National Association of County Agricultural Agents