Extension agent receives service award
Deborah J. Taylor of the Orange County Cooperative Extension recently received the Service Award for 30 years of service to N.C. Cooperative Extension and to the state of North Carolina.
Taylor is a family and consumer sciences extension agent with the Orange County Center of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She was honored at the Cooperative Extension state conference in Raleigh.
Taylor began her career with the extension in 1982 and reached her 30-year service milestone in 2012. She worked at the Vance County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension until 1992, before coming to Orange County.
“It is an extreme honor to be recognized by the state for three decades of service. NC Cooperative Extension is a wonderful place to work and I could not do all that I do without the support of my colleagues and the leadership of director Carl Matyac,” Taylor said.
During the course of her career, Taylor has received numerous awards and recognition for her program accomplishments, including the Distinguished Service Award in 2000, and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Foundation Search for Excellence Award sponsored by the North Carolina Grange in 2010.