NACAA Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award

ScottBaker

Scott Baker received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2013 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Pittsburgh, Pa. Bedford County has a diverse clientele of producers of beef cattle, equine, and small ruminants to pond owners, commercial pesticide applicators, and lawn care providers.  Scott utilizes methods maximizing learning types and delivery methods including classroom instruction, hands on clinics, on farm demonstrations, and innovative teaching techniques such as a virtual farm case study. He uses Extension Leadership Council and Program Committees insuring quality educational programs, these efforts earn Scott respect of clientele and co-workers.

AndrewOverbay

Andrew E. Overbay received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2013 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Pittsburgh, Pa. Andrew E.  Smyth County and Southwest Virginia are filled with diverse agriculture enterprises. Andrew strives to insure quality programs for farm operations including dairy nutrition, youth education, and agri-tourism enterprises in Smyth County and Southwest Virginia. He has utilized various teaching methods for the clientele and receives input from evaluations, Extension Leadership Council, and Program Committees. His efforts to provide quality educational program are well respected by his clientele and co-workers, including agents and specialists. 
Andrew serves on the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association Scientific Advisory Board and has been recognized many times for his speaking skills and published materials.

Achievement Award

MichaelAndruczyk

Michael A. Andruczyk received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2013 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Pittsburgh, Pa.  The Chesapeake Extension Program has benefited from Mike’s involvement.  He has been instrumental in programs pertaining to trees, rain barrels, gardening, pesticide education, ornamentals and turf for Master Gardeners, producers, industry and local clientele. His diverse background and experience has been an asset to the agents and industry in Southeastern Virginia through his horticulture programming efforts.  He is respected by his co-workers, clientele and industry, making him worthy of this award.

JohnThompson

John G. Thompson received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2013 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Fluvanna Extension Agriculture Program is diverse. Clientele have needs pertaining to livestock, crops, honey bees, pesticide, community gardens, farmers market, local foods, and more. John uses varied methods of program delivery to insure quality program based on the needs of his clientele. John has brought wealth of knowledge and experience to his position. He has the respect of co-workers and clientele for his teamwork and knowledge.

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