Why is Beth the right person for Wake Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor?Beth Pugh Farrell has been active in agriculture her entire life. From growing up on her grandparents' farms to majoring in Animal Science, Beth is a proven leader in agriculture. She remains active with the NC 4-H and NC FFA programs. Additionally, she is owner/operator of a small farm in Apex. She understands the role of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and why they are important. She understands the role of District Supervisors and what the job is. It's her belief in the work of Conservation Districts across the state that inspired her to seek this office and not personal gain.
What are Beth's plans for the next 4 years?Beth Pugh Farrell wants to enhance the work done by the Wake Soil & Water Conservation District by: CONSERVE farmland across Wake County. PRESERVE soil and water resources through cost-share programs with landowners. COLLABORATE with numerous stakeholders to use sound policy and governance to best position Wake County's soil and water resources for the future. EDUCATE the citizens of Wake County about the importance of soil and water conservation efforts and projects funded by the District. Additionally, she wants people to understand how the District works.
What makes Beth qualified for this position?Beth has spent her entire life and career in agriculture. She has been fortunate that her passion and profession have intersected, and this is reflected in all that she does. Boards, Commissions and Other Organizations NC Agricultural Foundation; Chair Research & Extension Committee NC Tobacco Foundation (merged with N.C. Agricultural Foundation in 2021) NC State College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Alumni & Friends Society NC Agricultural Institute Advisory Board NC State Master in Agricultural Business Management Board of Directors NC A&T State University College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Advisory Board NC Biotechnology Center Board of Directors (designee) NC Ag Biotech Advisory Council Capitol Grange NC State Grange NC Farm Bureau NC Farm Bureau Tobacco Committee Wake County Agribusiness Council NC Agribusiness Council Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina Staff lead for North Carolina Food Manufacturing Task Force activities and subsequent NC Food Innovation Lab Advisory Committee (sunset in 2020) Staff lead for NC Industrial Hemp Commission (sunset in 2022) Staff lead for the NC Tobacco Research Commission Professional Affiliations and Recognition NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Agricultural Leadership Development Program, 2014-2016 Graduate Syngenta “Leadership at its Best”, 2011 Program Graduate Junior League of Raleigh, Capital Leadership Initiative, Class of 2012-13 North Carolina 4-H Honor Club Junior League of Raleigh, including Board of Directors - Secretary, 2013-14; President’s Assistant, 2015-2016; Chair, Community Funding; Co-Chair, Annual Fund Sigma Alpha Sorority Alumni Association, Lifetime Member N.C. Sigma Alpha Alumni Chapter, Member Sigma Alpha Sorority “Spirit of Ruth” National Recipient, 2019 Honorary American FFA Degree, 2019 TGANC Distinguished Service Award, 2020 NC State University Alumni Association, Member American Agri-Women, Member; 2016 AAW National Convention Committee, N.C. Chair NC Agri-Women, Founding Member; Leadership Team Global Hope and Global Hope India, Short-Term Mission Trips with Leadership Development Focus
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