The Award Goes To …

In this episode of “The Business of Blueberries,” host Kasey Cronquist, president of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC), recaps the recent Blueberry Summit held in Savannah, Georgia, and highlights a couple of award-winning industry leaders. During this podcast, we share the acceptance speeches of Ridley Bell who received the Duke Galletta Award, and John Shelford who received the Alex Wetherbee Award, as well discussing the inaugural inductees into the NABC Hall of Fame.

“It’s just been a tremendous ride with tremendous friends and many of you here I’ve known for years. I’ve been privileged to be able to still hang around. … We’ve been blessed immensely and we’ve seen a lot of changes, and I hope we’ve led some of those changes.” – John Shelford

Topics covered include:

  • Offering congratulations to Ridley Bell for winning the Duke Galletta Award and John Shelford for winning the Alex Wetherbee Award.
  • Celebrating the first inductees into the NABC Hall of Fame – Denny Doyle and Art Galletta.
  • Honoring these award recipients by exploring the wisdom they shared in their acceptance speeches.