Herbert E. Reed recently received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the associations Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Sioux Falls, S.D. This award is given to agents with more than 10 years of service in cooperative extension who have exhibited excellence in the field of extension education, a press release states. This award is only presented to 2 percent of the county extension educators in Maryland each year.
Herb Reed is an agriculture and natural resources extension educator in Calvert County. Since 1994, he has provided educational programs for farmers on production technologies, integrated pest management and nutrient management. He has taught classes on well and septic maintenance and bay-wise landscaping, and has trained more than 250 Master Gardeners in Calvert County, the release states. Reeds most recent project is researching the use of open pollinated corn varieties in local food production systems.