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Soil Conservation Office recognized for outreach

The Washington County Soil Conservation District Office and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Jonesborough Field Office were awarded the Area IV Outstanding Office of the Year for 2009 at a meeting in Knoxville. The office received the award for their efforts in providing outstanding technical service to the landowners and farmers of Washington County, for their community outreach and for their promotion of conservation education.
The Jonesborough Field Office obligated over $200,000 in federal and state funds to landowners for installing various conservation practices on their farms. An annual Conservation Field Day for fourth graders is sponsored by the District and schools are visited doing conservation presentations using the enviroscape, Sammy Soil or Ruby Raindrop.
Pictured at left are John Rissler, NRCS, Nashville; Brandon Hite, District Technician, Washington County, Greg Quillen, District Conservationist, Jonesborough Field Office; Anna Moore, District Secretary, Washington County and Terrance Rudolph, Area Conservationist, Knoxville.