Linda Robinson’s passion for children and agriculture led her to a 36-year career with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Her work with the Lawrence County Farm-City Committee, including 16 years as chairman, earned her the 2016 Farm-City Service Award.
While Robinson was unable to attend the State Farm-City Awards Program in Birmingham earlier this year, she received her award and was honored at the Lawrence County Farmers Federation meeting May 2.
“Linda always went the extra mile to develop Farm-City activities, promote agriculture and teach young people about the importance of farming and forestry,” said Alabama Farm-City Chairman Jeff Helms. “She is committed to the Youth Leadership Lawrence Project -— from working with schools to select future leaders to coordinating monthly meetings and farm tours.”
Robinson, now retired from Extension, was a guiding force for Pizza Farm, a fun-filled two-day event aimed at teaching students that their food and clothing comes from farms.
“Linda’s passion for children also is evident in volunteer work with the special needs rodeo each year,” Helms said. “In all of the activities she is involved in, plus the countless other programs she was associated with through Extension, she incorporated the yearly Farm-City theme.”
Visit AlabamaFarmCity.org for more information about the program.