Lanier County Extension Agent Elvin Andrews was recognized on July 27 by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents at its 91st Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, by receiving the Association's Distinguished Service Award.

The award is presented to the top 2 percent of the County Agents from each state with more than 10 years service in the nation's Cooperative Extension Service. The selection is made by County Agent peers in that state and endorsed by the State Extension Director. This year, 67 individuals from throughout the United States were presented the Distinguished Service Award.

The following citation statement was published in the Awards Program Booklet:

Andrews has a broad-based agricultural program with research trials and educational programming. His achievements have been in the areas of peanut disease control with “prescription” fungicide applications and development of improved methods of replanting blueberries in established fields. He also conducts educational programming in row crop agriculture, small fruit production, turf, forestry, livestock and pecans in Lanier and Clinch counties. He teaches leadership skills and competition in 4-H livestock and 4-H SAFE Shooting Sports.

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