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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011

CONTACT: Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division
(919) 707-3007

Wake Forest resident selected as the NCDA&CS Employee of the Year

Debbie Robertson and Commissioner Steve Troxler

Debbie Robertson recently received the NCDA&CS Employee of the Year award from
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. Click on photo for high res version.

RALEIGH – Wake Forest resident Debbie Robertson was honored last week by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler as the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ 2010 Employee of the Year.

Robertson is assistant director of the NCDA&CS Research Stations Division. She began working for the department in 1988 as a forester in the Research Stations Division. She was promoted to assistant director of the division in 2005.

Co-workers describe Robertson as helpful, focused, responsible and always positive.

“I am not part of the selection committee for the employee of the year, but I couldn’t have chosen a better person who represents our employees as a whole,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Debbie Robertson is hardworking and always willing to help with new projects. She is the epitome of a team player. I am proud to give her this award.”

There are 18 research stations across the state that are owned and operated by NCDA&CS and N.C. State University. Research is done to help find new crops and best practices for farmers in the various parts of the state.

Robertson is the daughter of Jack and Ellen Heatwole of Harrisonburg, Va. She graduated from Montevideo High School. She has a degree in natural resource management from Virginia Tech University. She currently lives in Wake Forest with her children, Nathaniel, 19, and Amanda, 16.

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