Award Recipients 2019
The SFA’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are widely recognized as having grown the industry, improved the Association, inspired companies, and nurtured individuals.
Byrd Cookie Company
When Savannah, Ga. native Benny Curl was in high school, he asked out Kay Byrd. Before their first date, Curl had to help Kay’s father load dozens of cases of cookies into a delivery van. “That was my introduction to the company,” says Curl, 72, speaking of the family-owned Byrd Cookie Company.
D’Artagnan was a 17th century French Musketeer – not just a literary or movie character – who did “things for the right reasons with panache, and not only for himself,” says Ariane Daguin, owner of D’Artagnan.
Bob’s Red Mill
Bob Moore, 90, is the patriarch of America’s whole grain movement. His smiling, bearded visage is stamped on every package of Bob’s Red Mill, a company based outside of Portland, Ore.