District Director’s Volunteer Conservation efforts recognized Statewide Tri-County/City SWCD Board of Directors representative for Spotsylvania County, Jan Massey, was recently recognized for National Volunteer Week 2020 by the Virginia branch of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Ms. Massey, who is also a local farmer and retired teacher, was highlighted by NRCS for her work as an outstanding Virginia “Earth Team” volunteer, who support the agricultural conservation work of NRCS.
Successful producers who couple a belief in conservation with a willingness to volunteer can be a great asset to field offices seeking to connect with farmers and forest landowners who haven't yet worked with the NRCS. Jan Massey is just such an individual, helping open new doors for the agency staff in nearby Fredericksburg to provide services for her neighbors in Spotsylvania County.
“Jan is often one of our 'go to' producers when we want to experiment with something new because we know she will be an early adopter if science can back up any claims of improvement to natural resource conditions," said Lucee Kossler, district conservationist at the NRCS’ Fredericksburg Field Office.
Congratulations Jan Massey!