Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized Natalie Woolard, an employee in the Division of Soil and Water Conservation, as employee of the month for September 2012 at a recent meeting held in Raleigh. Woolard is the chief of the technical services section and administers the division’s technical programs. She oversees the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, manages technical aspects of the Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program and provides technical training to conservation district employees.
In nominating her for this honor, her colleagues said of Woolard:
Over the last ten years, Natalie has developed into a top manager and excelled over the last two years as the division’s technical services section chief. Her outstanding attributes are her organizational and customer service skills, positive attitude, strong work ethic, advocacy of her employees and her drive to raise the bar on technical competency of the division and conservation district staff.
Ms. Woolard’s steadfast work to help the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the District partners obtain innovative and up to date training for our field offices, and to enhance the technical capacity of local districts and therefore improve our partnership’s joint efforts to get conservation on the ground – has been of inexpressible benefit.
Woolard lives outside of Washington in Beaufort County with her husband, Terry, and three children.