FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2007
||Dr. Colleen Hudak-Wise, director
NCDA&CS Agronomic Division
Granite Falls resident receives Employee of the Month
Lynn Howard (left) and Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler (right).
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RALEIGH – R. Lynn Howard of Granite Falls was in Raleigh recently to accept the Employee of the Month award from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. Howard, a regional agronomist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, was nominated for his work with the department’s hay relief efforts.
The drought has caused problems for growers across the state, but especially for livestock producers in the western North Carolina, which is Howard’s territory. Howard was instrumental in getting workshops started across the state to encourage farmers to sell or buy alternative feed for cattle made from corn stalks and soybeans.
Howard was nominated by three different co-workers.
“Lynn has gone above and beyond expectations with his assistance statewide and leadership in his region with the drought relief for livestock producers. Lynn has worked tirelessly and methodically to provide exceptional state service,” said fellow regional agronomist Bill Yarborough.
Howard and his wife Linda have three grown children, Robert, Chad and Kevin and four grandchildren. He graduated from North Iredell High School and N.C. State University.