Kentucky Ag News

Barlow awarded top SCPA honor


Special to Kentucky Agricultural News


CHARLESTON, S.C. - Todd Barlow, senior manager of state affairs for Syngenta Crop Production of Louisville, was named one of two recipients of the Southern Crop Production Association’s William C. Larue Award earlier this month.

Barlow oversees legislative, regulatory, and stakeholder relations in 20 states across the Southeast and Midwest. He joined Syngenta in 2009 as state government relations manager. Previously, Barlow served as executive director of the Kentucky Corn and Small Grain Growers associations; founder and board member of Commonwealth Agri-Energy, a 35-million-gallon ethanol plant in Hopkinsville; and founder and CEO of Kentucky Corn Utilization, where he developed and managed a 20,000-head swine finishing operation.

A native of Paducah, Barlow grew up on a diversified livestock, row crop, and tobacco farm. He is a graduate of Murray State University.

The William C. Larue Award is SCPA’s highest award for outstanding service to SCPA and the crop protection industry by an SCPA member. The awards were announced at SCPA’s annual awards banquet Nov. 9 in Charleston, S.C.