Amy-Lynn Albertson has been named North Carolina Extension Agent of the Year by Carolina Farm Stewardship. The award was announced at the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Conference held Nov. 10-12 in Greenville, S.C.
Albertson is a horticulture Extension agent and local foods coordinator in Davidson County. Her programming areas include horticulture, forestry and coordinator of the Master Gardener volunteer program. Albertson is also a founder and leader in the Piedmont Farm School Program.
The farm school, featured in a recent Perspectives article, provides eight months of training to new and aspiring farmers in the Piedmont region. The program includes both farm business education, as well as field trips to small farms in the region.
Albertson accepted the award by thanking her fellow agents and the growers with whom she works.